26th March, 2019
Ms Ogochukwu Okafor, the young mother of a six-year-old son filmed nude in Anambra State in a video that has gone viral on the internet on Tuesday demanded for justice.
Okafor, who spoke to newsmen in Awka, described the incident as ‘unfortunate’ adding that the video had ruined her reputation and career.
The victim, a widow said she dropped out of school after she lost her husband.
She said that she held an Ordinary National Certificate (OND) and was currently unemployed.
Okafor said she could never be assuaged by any amount of plea to rescind her decision to have the suspects prosecuted.
“I am a single mother, I lost my husband and I am just struggling to take care of my boy who is just six years.
“I feel terrible, I feel disorganised; if it is just my face I would have endured it but my nakedness all over the place.
“They have ruined my career both in Nigeria and outside the country,” she lamented.
Nwankwo, who flogged the victim, said she never knew her action would assume this regrettable dimension.
She said it was a transferred aggression from her estranged husband who left her and took away her son.
Nwankwo said her intention was to go to her sister’s house who had complained to her about the relationship between her husband and the lady to settle the matter.
“I feel bad, I did not have it in mind that it will turn out this way; my plan was just to go there and settle the situation.
“The memory of my past experience with my ex-husband who took away my son made me transfer the whole aggression on her.
“My sister called me for help that her husband has been sleeping around with this lady and that got me angry.
“When I got there, the lady ran into the toilet and locked the door and I asked her to come out and flogged her, but I was not the person that sent out the video,” she said.
Okafor was allegedly lured to the home of her Facebook male friend, Mr Ifeanyi Azotani only to be humiliated by Azotani’s wife and her friend who got her nude and had her snapped.
The Anambra Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, who paraded Azotani, his wife, Tochukwu and her friend Ogochukwu for the act, said the suspects stripped their victim and video recorded her naked.
He said that Okafor was lured by her Facebook friend, Azotani to his house in Amawbia, Awka, only for his wife, Tochukwu emerged and locked her in the toilet.
“The suspect’s friend, Nwankwo stripped Okafor naked and flogged her severally while the principal suspect was busy videotaping the incident and thereafter they pushed her out from the compound naked.
“The suspects demanded the sum of N60,000 from their victim or have her further humiliated by pushing the video to the internet.
“Consequently, when the complainant could not pay the money as requested, the principal suspect actualised her threat and posted the naked video to the internet and since then the video went viral,” he said.