Celebrated Nigerian record producer, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy has taken to his Twitter page to speak out against rape, a phenomenon he describes as dehumanizing.
Rape, a phenomenon that is frowned upon in every jurisdiction, still sadly remains prevalent in this 21st century. Usually defined as a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent, The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.
Taking to Twitter to condemn the phenomenon, he wrote, “It’s so heartbreaking to see how far some people would go to dehumanize others for their own sexual urge and satisfaction. As children grow, parents need to give them proper orientations on respecting people’s will and not forcing them against it.
Lawmakers, law enforcers and the Judiciary also need to work in unison to revamp our laws on sexual crimes to address these endemic acts and give the most effective deterrents to them. Our society should be one that frowns against these acts and not enable them. I hope everyone who have been victims do find their healings and get the justice they deserve #SayNoToRape“
Rape remains one of the major crimes confronting Nigeria as a country. Tagged as an epidemic in the country by the United Nations, it is estimated that one in four boys and one in 10 girls under age 18 are victims of sexual violence, the U.N. children’s fund has said.