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Anybody who falsely accuses levels accusation of sexual assault on other person(s) should face harsher penalties. Tolu Oniru-Demuren, a Nigerian on-air personality better known as Toolz, holding that it was about time the society put in place stricter punishments for anyone found accusing others of rape falsely.
Allegations of sexual assault have continued to dominate the entire space, especially on social media with opinions often divided over whether or not such accusations are usually genuine.
Recently, it was reported that Justin UG, a Nigeria-born American entertainer, was called out on Twitter over an allegation of statutory rape, a claim he denied.
Tools in a post on her Twitter page on Wednesday, said it was about time the society deployed stricter punishments for anyone found accusing others of rape falsely.
Wrote Toolz: “As someone who is deeply against sexual assault in any form, (in fact I would gladly vote for rapists to be castrated with no anaesthetic) I think its time to make sure people who falsely accuse others of sexual assault face harsher penalties.
“It’s disgusting and downright evil to falsely accuse someone of such a barbaric crime out of revenge or any other reason. It’s also a huge slap in the face for real victims”.
The 28-year-old also condemned unbalanced media reportage of rape accusations, saying beyond the initial social media buzz often generated by such allegations, media outlets do not usually report when the accusers are eventually proven innocent.
This, the mother of two, said often left those accused of rape with “irreversibly damaged reputation” even if the allegations turned out to be false.
Added she: “When these situations hit social media or the blogs, the noise after the initial accusation is so much louder than when the accusation is proven to be false. Unfortunately the aftermath of this is that you have an innocent person with an irreversibly damaged reputation”.