Former BBNaija housemate, Khafi Kareem, has revealed that she was raped some time ago.
In the past few days, social media has been filled with calls from prominent figures against rape.
This was triggered by the news of one 22-year-old 100-level student of the University of Benin, Edo State who was raped and killed by unknown persons while reading in the RCCG church in Benin city.
Speaking on the incident, Khafi admitted that she has been raped too, but never reported her rapist.
According to her, she did not report the case because her rapist apologized later and she was blamed for getting raped after she told someone about the incident.
The reality star added that she decided to share her story at such a time to give hope to other victims to speak up about their own experiences.
On her Twitter page, Khafi wrote:
‘#WHYIDIDNTREPORT MY RAPE CASE WAS BECAUSE HE APOLOGISED RIGHT AFTER, BECAUSE I MADE MYSELF BELIEVE HIM BEING DRUNK WAS AN EXCUSE. BECAUSE THE ONE PERSON I DID TELL SAID I CAUSED IT. BECAUSE I FELT DIRTY AND ASHAMED.
“THIS HAPPENED TO ME AND I’M SHARING IN THE HOPE THAT OTHERS LIKE ME WILL FEEL NO SHAME IN SHARING WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM. PLEASE DON’T DEFLECT OR SAY IT IS NOT MY STORY WHEN IT WAS ALREADY HARD ENOUGH SHARING IT.”