Elvina Ibru Says She Would Love To Meet The Armed Robber Who Raped Her
Nollywood actress, Elvina Ibru, revealed in an interview that she was raped by an armed robber in 2004. However, she hopes to meet him someday.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Elvina Ibru revealed that she would love to meet the armed robber who raped her in 2004. That ugly incident of fifteen years ago pushed her into launching an advocacy group so that others might learn from her experience.
Elvina Ibru reveals that she would love to meet the armed robber who raped her in 2004
The talented actress and singer said that the incident didn't warrant her to take up a microphone. Instead, she launched an advocacy group that addresses issues surrounding rape. In her words, the group aims to help the young and old ones who have been through the same ugly incident. She knew that if she had to go all out to the media about the situation, it will fizzle out.
Speaking further, she insists that it is not something she's been silent about. “I don’t know the person that raped me, but I will meet him again. I know I will meet him,” she said.
Furthermore, the actress says the film industry needs the touch of core professionals. She urged stakeholders to be professional in their conduct. “What I can bring to the table for my colleagues is that they must be professional with their jobs as much as possible,” she said. “There are times that we need to up our games as actors, producers and other professions in the filmmaking industry. We need to be professional and do things right.”
The culture of silence surrounding rape is gradually breaking, with more victims speaking out. However, there is still much more to be desired in terms of justice and reporting of rape cases.
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