Nollywood actor, Izien Aigbodion accused of rape speaks out
By Rita Chioma
Twenty-seven year old presenter and fast rising actor, Izien Aigbodion over the weekend, became the most hated man on the Nigerian twittersphere after some ladies claimed to have been raped by him.
The whole drama was started by a girl supposedly named Cleo with the twitter handle –@QueenCleo_92, who claimed the budding actor had forcefully had his way with over 30 ladies.
However, when Kemifilani, a blogger in Nigeria reached out to the Shuga star, he confessed that he had hurt lots of women, used abusive words on them and done lots of hurtful things in the past that have come back to haunt him.
“All I want to do now, is make peace with everybody I have offended. I want to apologize to these people. I want to let them know that I’m sorry for hurting them in any way. I know the world might condemn me, but it’s fine, but I just want to clear all these up.
I have been involved with several women, so I understand where their anger is coming from, I understand their pains because I didn’t disconnect from them properly. I know I am guilty of that. And I’m sorry for it all.
I can’t go back and change the person I was, but I’m a changed man now and want to sincerely make things right.
Please, people should note that I’m not a rapist, I have never raped anyone in my life before. I’m not a blackmailer too. I’m not a sexual predator and I have never done that before. I have female friends that have spent nights with me, yet there was no sex.
They have dug out my writings from way back 2010 and concluded that that’s who I’m, but that’s not me. I am a different person now. I’m a changed man. Those things were said in utter negligence. I was immature and didn’t know the gravity of statements. Then we didn’t know the effect of twitter. We just write those things for fun without any second thoughts that it would backfire,” he said.
Izien added that since the controversial story went viral, he has been restless; “I have cried for days, I can’t sleep. It hasn’t been easy for me at all. I’m sorry to you all for putting you through all these. I’m so sorry.
I really understand how it has been for my family members. I didn’t wish them all these things, I’m sorry. I’m not a bad person.
Now, that God has started blessing me, I want to touch lives. I want to help as many people as possible.
If you judge me wrongly, without knowing the real me, I’ll leave that to your conscience. But I won’t accept a name that I’m not. I am not a rapist! I can’t fight anymore.
I have considered taking my life because of all these drama so that everybody would have peace of mind. I contemplated suicide just to be free of this ugly drama.”
Meanwhile, the case is about to be taken to court by the victims of the alleged rape incidences.