Foluke Daramola-Salako, Nollywood actress and founder of Passion Against Rape and Abuse Africa (PARAA), has revealed that pastors and imams are responsible for 75 percent of rape cases her foundation is currently handling.
She disclosed this during an interview with media personality, Funmi Iyanda.
She said: “75% of the cases I have on my table are from religious leaders, and a lot of time, we don’t get to the end of it, because when we start, the family would come and tell us we should leave the religious leader to God”.
Daramola-Salako rubbished claims that indecent dressing is to blame for increase in rape cases across the country.
“Nothing attracts rape, it is a sign of weakness. Why do they rape minors, teenagers, and even old women, is that also about indecent dressing?
You hardly find rape cases against young women except for sexual assaults and abuse in workplaces, we find it mostly amongst kids, teenagers, and elderly women, how come you are now telling me it is indecent dressing? And we are not animals,” she added.