Yoruba actress, Oloruntimilehin Bukola simply known as Kiitan Bukola has opened up on her experience with rape when she was only 10 years.
Kiitan Bukola revealed in an interview published on Kemi Filani news that she learned that the man who raped her had died after she shared her story on social media and she wished she met her man before his death.
According to the talented thespian, she was told the man died while embarking on a robbery attack and she is pained by the fact that she could not avenge him before he died.
“When I told my rape story on social media, I found out that the guy had died. I was told he was killed during a robbery. I was hoping to meet him and I would have paid him back for what he did to me,”
Speaking about the effect rape has had on her she said,
“I cannot remember what age I started taking alcohol but I started drinking beer in secondary school. My mom did not know about this habit and my father did not live with us. Drinking is an addiction for me. I find it difficult to make love without getting high, because of my rape ordeal.
That way, I can do whatever I want. Also, I have to really share a close bond with my partner before I can get intimate. Sometimes, I feel irritated, angry and paranoid for no reason. I still get flashes from the incident. I can picture his face clearly.
However, I am really trying my best to stop my drinking habit. People close to me know that I always have (alcoholic) drinks around me. I did not want to tell anyone my story at that time because of the fear of being stigmatised or ridiculed. That was what prompted me to make a movie about my experience 23 years later. I want victims to have the courage to speak out. The incident happened at Oke Bola in Ado Ekiti.”