Uti Nwachukwu petitions Police IG over rape allegations
Popular TV presenter, Uti Nwachukwu has filed a petition to the Inspector General of Police, demanding a full-scale investigation into an allegation of rape leveled against him on social media by a lady identified as Kambili Korie.
In a petition which he posted on Instagram, the Big Brother Africa Season 5 winner stated that he is dedicating himself to getting to the bottom of the allegations while calling on his accuser to do the same.
The petition and caption, dated June 5, 2020, which the actor lodged through the law firm of Johnmary C. Jideobi & Co reads:
“I have today, June 5th, 2020 filed a petition to the Inspector General of Police, demanding a full-scale investigation.
“I don’t even know where to begin this from, or what words to use because I’m angry, hurt, and utterly disgusted; but these are feelings I’m now too afraid to express without being attacked for.
“I’m appalled that blogs now resort to reporting allegations made anonymously online, without according people the respect of a proper investigation.
“How do I defend myself against someone I can neither identify, nor address and still remain calm.
“As A STRONG ADVOCATE AGAINST RAPE, my immediate response is always to listen to the victim and let their voice be heard because too many have been forced into silence.
“But what I never considered, and perhaps now I should, was how to do this if you’re the accused; and that’s where I find myself now.
“My position on rape REMAINS THE SAME, that it is a violent human rights scourge that no human being must ever suffer.
“And for this very reason, I refuse to be a part of anyone setting women’s voices back when they’re finally finding the courage to speak and are slowly being heard.
“Which is why I’m dedicating myself to getting to the bottom of this, by pursuing these allegations to THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW; and I expect my accuser to do the same.
“Although I’m hurt, I recognize that this is bigger than me.
“My innocence when proven will hopefully deter others from destroying the many years of advocacy towards ending rape in our society.”
The accuser, by the name Kambili Korie, took to Twitter a few days ago, with claims that the media personality raped her in August 2017.
She shared a screenshot of a message from a user saved with the name “Uti 2” apologizing for forcefully having his way with her.
She also accused Nwachukwu of being a bisexual.
She said “Uti is a violent and forceful person by nature.
“What he did to me, however, took me by surprise as he always smiled at me like he meant well.
“ Uti is a bisexual. He treats his guys with more respect but he’s more into women.