Baba Ijesha: Asking For Video Proof Doesn't Make You A Rape Apologist

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Since news broke out of a sexual molestation allegation against Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, Nigerians have been left divided, with everyone picking a side. Some are of the opinion that until they see a video of the suspect carrying out the sexual molestation on a 14-year-old girl, they won't believe the allegation. Their demand for a video is backed by claims of the foster mother of the alleged victim of having CCTV footage to back her allegation up. Another school of thought believes no one should demand to see the footage. According to them, those making such demand are rape or molestation apologists. However, this could lead to Baba Ijesha being crucified without a fair trial in the court of public opinion. Now, to determine who is right between both parties, it is best we ask the Bible. Note: It is wrong to demand the footage be made public. Now, is it wrong for an individual to demand he sees the video before passing a judgment? Absolutely not. According to the Book of Proverbs, such a person is a wise man. Proverbs 18:13 KJV 13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. Right about now, everyone is expected to take a stance in the case involving Baba Ijesha. Some have already taken a stance that is against the actor, while some are still sceptical. The majority on both sides have not seen the video of the alleged molestation. This is why the party currently totally against him have displayed foolishness and shame according to the Book of Proverbs. They haven't heard the matter nor seen exhibits but have jumped to a conclusion. Those who say they won't crucify Baba Ijesha until they see the CCTV footage are right according to the Book of Proverbs. They need evidence before they play the judge. Hence, it is foolish and shameful to label them rape apologist. If you want them to take a stance against Baba Ijesha, provide them with evidence which is what a sensible judge will request for in a court of law while hearing the case. Those who are quick to label them rape apologists are those who have judged the matter without even seeing the evidence. They are the camp of fools and shameless beings who should never play the judge in any case. Part of their folly is the reason why they are labelling the wise as rape apologists. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Before you take a stance on the issue, you have to prove all things. A wise judge will ask for all evidence and even hear the side of the suspect before taking a decision. But today, we have a gang of cancel culture goons who lack wisdom (which explains why they are loud). The moment you try to take a stance of wisdom, they come for your neck. To them, we all must be fools who are moved only by emotions and sentiments. Sorry, that is not how a righteous judge thinks. Exodus 23:2 KJV Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]: Leviticus 19:15 KJV Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: [but] in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. Now, those who are totally wrong are those asking for the CCTV footage to be made public, perhaps have it displayed on social media. That's wrong because it involves a minor. But if you walk up to an individual to seek his opinion or judgment on the matter, it is not wrong for him to demand to see the evidence before playing the judge and passing a verdict. Calling such an individual a rape apologist because of that is folly and shame. For now, let's allow the police and the court to do their job and stop trying to drag every individual into playing the judge.

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