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Video: "I was r*ped five times"- Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo recalls sexual violence

 




Actress, Iyabo Ojo, has revealed she was brutally raped five times while growing up. 




The mum of two disclosed this in an episode of: "Bare it all with I Y."

 



She stated that she was first raped at the age of 14 but refused to tell anyone because it was like taboo to be raped at that time.

 

In her words

 

"I know a lot of ladies who have been through what I have been through. 



I feel it is time for me to talk to them and make them understand that it is okay to talk about it. To let them know that it is not okay to be in the situation.


Like I said, yes I have been raped before. 



Not once but five times. And trust me when I say it wasn't easy. The first time I was raped, I was 14. It happened at my aunty's house (not a family member). I didn't want to talk about it because it was taboo to talk about it. I felt I would be blamed for everything that happened.



And the second one, that was another terrible one that happened. And I still could not tell anybody in my family. I summoned a bit of courage to tell a friend of mine then and it was one of the reasons I ran away at a particular time. The whole family was looking for me and when they eventually found me, I still didn't talk about it.



Now, the third one, the guy was a neighbour. We were very close to each other. My dad's house and his house were the second or third street away in the same neighbourhood. He was a friend to my first boyfriend, though he was much older than him.


I never knew that he had such an intention. I grew up in the Obanikoro area of Lagos. I moved to Ikeja to stay with my aunty. However, I went to Obanikoro sometimes to check on my grandmother, dad, and boyfriend. On my way from Obanikoro going home, I was at the bus stop waiting for a taxi, then his car drove past me and he stopped.


We exchanged pleasantries. He asked me where I was going. I told him that I was going to Ikeja and he offered to drop me off. He said he had moved to Ikeja. When we got to Ikeja, he told me he lives in Toyin Street. I told him I know the street very well because I lived in Balogun Bus Stop in Ikeja. 


See video Below 




ovu: Saturday, 13 March 2021 at 3/13/2021 05:31:00 pm

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