Nigerians on Twitter have called out popular blogger, Linda Ikeji for taking down a rape story that was posted on her blog.
According to multiple reports, one Razaq Oluwaseun Oke, 28, and Don-Chima George, 25, took a girl, 23, to a club on Saturday, February 2, 2019, unknown to her that they had an evil motive. While at the club, they mixed the young woman’s drink with a substance that made her weak and unconscious.
According to Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), “Satisfied that the drug was beginning to affect the victim, they quietly left the club with her to Dallankester Hotels in Lekki Phase one, owned by the father of one of the suspects named Don-Chima George. At the hotel, they took turns to rape her. As if that was not enough, they recorded a video of the abused girl.
“When the victim woke up from the induced sleep, she confronted the suspects who denied having carnal knowledge of her. Not satisfied, she placed a call to her elder brother complaining that she had been violated.
“The brother immediately invited policemen from Maroko Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid to the scene. On searching the suspects, the DPO recovered their phones and went through their video recordings where he saw a video of the suspects sexually abusing the apparently unconscious victim”.
Nigerians then took to Twitter to declare justice for the rape victim with the hashtag #JusticeforrapeinNigeria.
They also blasted Linda Ikeji for taking down the post after initially posting and now reposting it again adding that is not portraying a good image as a perceived promoter of the female gender.
See some tweets below.
So Linda Ikeji took down the story, a rape story…
I really want to know how much they paid Linda Ikeji to take down that post.
How much does her conscience and empathy cost?
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) February 7, 2019
The loudest Nigerian female voice on social media with the biggest platform has just helped to suppress a rape story and delete the story off her blog.
Linda Ikeji proves repeatedly that she’s an opportunist and a faux woman rights activist whose conscience can be bought. Shame.
— OurFavOnlineDoctor (@DrOlufunmilayo) February 7, 2019
When it’s time to expose gay people living their lives without hurting no one or peoples private business she’s number one but when it comes to a Rapist Linda Ikeji cannot keep the same energy. Wonderful
— Gogo (@BROWNIE__XX) February 7, 2019
Update: Linda Ikeji took down the Ricco and Don Chima’s rape story off her website ( she posted it first btw) – so guess what money is going to do ? Get them out.
As long as the Nigerian system is thrashy, women would never get a fair chance.
— K-Baby (@KawtharBCM) February 7, 2019
So Linda Ikeji can actually be asked to take down a story and she went on and actually removed the rape story?
But some of her intellectually challenged fans will converge and form voltron for her and remind you that she has money and we don’t.
A Poverty mentality is a disease.
— DaddyMO Phd CEng (@officialdaddymo) February 7, 2019
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi has directed the Gender Section of the Command to investigate and diligently prosecute the suspects to serve as deterrent to others.