Uti Nwachukwu, former winner of Big Brother Africa, has opened up on how he dealt with the rape allegation against him by a Twitter user identified as Kambili Korie.
In 2020, Korie had in a thread accused the reality TV star — whom she claimed to have met in 2017 — of abusing her sexually.
But in a recent chat with Chude Jideonwo, the media personality, Nwachukwu said seeking the opinions of lawyers and involving the police helped him to address the case.
The model said he initially wanted to ignore the allegations but was forced to take action after it became viral on blogs.
“The luck I had was that it was a troll account. When I saw it, I just say I’m not taking this because I have learned to ignore all those things but I was so dissapointed when I saw blogs feasting on it,” he said.
“I hated the fact that I had to go those length to prove it was a lie. That’s one of the ills of the social media now. I would have ignored if it were to be other things but because rape is such a huge allegation, I went about it in a legal way.
“It was one of the moments where I have to consult my very good friends. With my trusted circle, I was able to get different takes. I spoke with my lawyer and at every point, he would tell me what to say.”
Nwachukwu also said the rape allegation taught him to always exercise caution when associating with people.
“That experience is like God telling me: ‘you need to be careful with who you associate with.’ That was just an internet robot, imagine if it was a real human being. We tried to find the person, but the person closed the account and ran away,” he added.
“The minute I filed a police report and they started working on it…the person was using VPN, so locating the face behind the account was a task. I’m glad it turned out that way because it made it easy for me to proof my innocence.”
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