Sunday, 21 December 2014

That troublesome family member

I'm sure most of you have heard about actress Stephanie Okereke Linus' elder brother who has been charged to court for rape. From reports of faceless ladies who claim to have been his victims, he seems to me like the sort of guy that believes he has a right to a lady's body because he bought her 400naira mtn airtime, took her to lunch or the lady came visiting. I may be wrong. The guy has admitted his wrong and asked for forgiveness, if the reports are true.

Mrs Linus runs a charity organization that helps ladies with VVF. I hear her new movie, Dry, is about it. See what her brother is doing to himself and his family. Whether we like it or not, Stephanie's name will always be linked to the mess he created.

In the statement she released, Stephanie spoke against rape and urged her brother's prosecution, asking that the court determines his guilty or otherwise. Isn't that commendable? Like almost unbelievable in a society where one would witness a family member commit a crime and still be trying to press buttons to save him. In her hurt, she has chosen to stand for justice not because she has no connections. Besides the people she would have met, Dr Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke has been reported to be her relative.

The Nigerian in me couldn't hide when I asked myself what I would have done if I were in her shoes. I couldn't help but mutter "God forbid, God forbid in Jesus' name." It's persons like her we need in politics, not those hungry and greedy entertainers trying to have a slice of the national cake. God bless and keep her strong. I'm not going to ask you what you would have done in her shoes. May our loved ones not put us in tough situations. Have one? May God help to keep loving, praying for and talking to him/her.

Thanks for reading dear bloghearts. Some humour soon? Have a great week, Anuoluwapo.

*VVF = Vesico Vaginal Fistula

10 comments:

Ire said...

Amen o!

Riike said...

"Anu oro loso" in 9ice's voice

Anonymous said...

We should not be made to pay for the crimes of our family members but in our world, there is no way u can duck from been stained by the crimes of a family member. That family member should solely carry d brunt of their action even if we all know they still remain a part of us.

esquire said...

It's usually tough to be in some situations like this but for me I would close my eyes and allow small justice to take place j are so that the erring child or adult can learn the hard way.

Some years back I ve had to report at the police station to bail my brother who was put behind the counter for offences beatING up someone with his friends or forceful extortion or something sha. I would gladly ask the police to please keep him for extra 2 or 3 days before we can arrange any bail. IF they don't learn the hard way sometimes they would continue to be a nuisance in the society.

Eniwealth said...

Truly, what she did is commendable. Igba melo, there are a million and one things she could have done in this our dear Nigeria.

Anuoluwapo said...

Thanks

Anuoluwapo said...

Thanks

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Anuoluwapo said...

Thanks for sharing

Anuoluwapo said...

Thanks