Aduke, the young woman in the viral video who was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend for cheating on her, has finally spoken out.
A video of the woman, an HND1 student at Bartholomew College of Health Shao in Kwara State, being ruthlessly flogged in front of his friends—who were holding her hands and legs—sparked outrage on social media a few days ago, with many calling for justice to be served.
According to a statement issued by the Kwara state police command, the boyfriend and his friends have been arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.
However, in an interview with TVC, Aduke stated that she simply wants to rest because nothing will change, even if her boyfriend and his friends are imprisoned.
Punishing them for the crime, she claims, will not undo what they have done to her.
“I’m not feeling well, but I just need to rest.” I’m powerless to help. Even if they are in jail, what they did to me is irreversible. “They’ve already done it,” she stated.
The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Okasanmi, who also spoke during the interview, stated that the suspect, Fatai, claimed to be married to the victim.
“The boy claimed that he is married to the girl and that they had a court wedding.” We asked him if the girl’s family was involved in the marriage. He claimed that her friend came, and that he and his family were present at the event. I asked him why he would marry her without any of her family present. He stated that the lady claimed she had no parents and was an orphan. We’re still looking for the wedding certificate, if there was one.” Okasanmi explained.
Okasanmi added, after confirming the arrest of the five suspects,
“On Monday morning, the police received information from a friend of the victim that a lady was being molested and beaten up by her boyfriend and his friend.” The police rushed to the scene, accompanied by one or two Army officers who were nearby. When the boys arrived, they were arrested, and the victim, who was in excruciating pain, was taken to the clinic for treatment.
According to the victim, she claimed to be the boy’s girlfriend. She stated that on that Monday, the guy summoned her to the house, and when she arrived, the boy had arranged with his friends to hold her by the hands and legs. They began flogging her for the crime of cheating, as she was seen with boys.
She claimed that her boyfriend took her phone, forced her to open it, and used her phone to record all of the videos, asking her to confess to cheating. She stated that she can never confess. They threatened to post the videos if she did not confess, and the girl told them they could do whatever they wanted because she had done nothing wrong. The videos were eventually posted by those boys.
As of now, we have all five boys in custody and are preparing them for court at the conclusion of the investigation.”
Below is the video,