by Seyi Lawal
The Ministry of Youth Development have just released an eight minute long video of its minister and different other young people including some entertainers equivocally condemning the infamous gang rape incident from Abia State University. The video which featured comments from the minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi; Empire Mates Entertainments’ Chocolate City’s and Trybes Records’ bosses, Banky W, Audu Maikori and eLDee respectively; as well as Omotola, TY Bello, Hauwa Maina, Ebuka, Kevin Pam and Fela Durotoye was recorded at a recent Youth Forum which the minister attended and was uploaded today October 5, 2011.
These people, which also included journalists and others from different works of life, expressed their ire at the yet to be identified rapists and call for their apprehension.
“I strongly condemn rape and all forms of violence against women and vulnerable people,” Abdullahi said. “I will do all that is necessary to ensure that justice is done in this case,” the minister promised, yet again, in the video.
Earlier last month a disturbing gang rape video, allegedly perpetrated at the Abia State University, was exposed by blogger Linda Ikeji drawing wide condemnation. However, bizarrely the Abia State Government and the University authority issued statements denying it happened in the institution in less than 24 hours after the video was put in public. This has caused concern citizens to ask how much investigation was done before the government concluded it didn’t happen in the university or in the state.
Meanwhile different non-governmental organizers have succeeded in identifying the victim, who has been confirmed to be a resident of Abia State, and are working on rehabilitating her.
watch video below.