A 22-year-old lady @theibkolukoya shared on her Instagram how she was sexually assaulted at the Lagos State Carnival.
She was one of the dancers who performed at the event, she wrote, and after their performance the officials of the carnival laid down excuses on why their payments couldn’t be made on that day.
She and the other dancers decided to protest by marching to the stage, and almost there, the crowd scattered, leaving only her.
Alone and vulnerable, the audience close to the stage assaulted her, first trying to steal her phone, then ripping her clothes and underwear off her, then penetrating her with their fingers.
She cried for help, she said, but a policeman close to the scene only looked on. Another dancer eventually came to her rescue, and she found her way to the paramedics who cleaned her up.
Ibukunoluwa is calling for justice. She wants to know why Lagos State allows its officials to treat its entertainers without respect, and why the policeman deserves to wear his uniform.
Read her story below:
Hi all, to everyone that noticed I've been away for a while, I've been dealing with my emotional and mental trauma in the best way I know how to. Anyways, please swipe right for a full narrative of my story and kindly help repost and tag as much people as you can until this gets the response it deserves. I want to say a special thank you to my boss, the CEO of @carspa_lagos for helping me get through this, to @warif_ng for the warmth I felt during my visit,its incredible how you're helping young ladies like me get through something so emotionally devastating,to @joycemoral01 ,thanks for always being there when I need someone to talk to and keep fighting for the girl childs all over the world,to @instablog9ja thank you for sharing my story, to aunty @tiwasavage ,thanks for reaching out and to @officiallindaikeji thanks for your support so far. To everyone who's reached out by all means necessary, thanks for being there, I love you all more than you know. PS. For those shooting at me regarding my outfit to the event, I attached a full photo of what that dress looks like on me and except you haven't had to wear something similar,then I want you all to know this could have been anyone. #theibkolukoya #thisisme #thisismystory #findtheofficer #saynotodomesticviolence #thiscouldbeyou #embracehumanity #lagoscarnival
We applaud her for her strength and boldness and are calling on the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team and the police to investigate the issue and ensure justice os served.