Human Rights Activist Suffers Swelling On Her Wrist After A Handshake From A Man Who Tried To Get Her To Drop A Rape Case
Ms Priscilla Usiobaifo
A human rights activist, Ms Priscilla Usiobaifo has revealed how she is struggling non secular assaults because of her advocacy.
Ms Usiobaifo, who’s the founding father of Courageous Coronary heart Initiative for Youth & Ladies, fights for justice for rape victims in Edo state. Within the course of in search of justice, she defined that she has met folks making an attempt to hurt her.
4 days in the past, she mentioned she exchanged a handshake with a person and instantly felt a sting on her arm after which she seen the “look” on the person’s face earlier than he hurried away.
She mentioned she felt a “shiver” on her total arm and a pointy ache after the handshake. The next day, she developed rashes and swelling on her wrist.
She added that the identical man despatched somebody to verify on her the next day, even earlier than the indicators on her wrist appeared.
She talked about that this man as soon as “got here to enchantment on a selected rape case” however she refused and insisted on justice for the survivor.
She believes the rashes and swelling on her arm should not bizarre however says she trusts God to guard her.
“Combating SGBV just isn’t kid’s play,” she identified, including, “The dangers are multidimensional as such we additionally should be multifaceted in our work approaches. Security plans shouldn’t solely be bodily as a result of there are non secular threats to our work.”
Simply final yr, Usiobaifo, a 120 beneath 40 nominee, misplaced two of her BHI employees in a street accident whereas they had been on their method to court docket to hunt justice for a pregnant 17-year-old woman repeatedly raped and impregnated by her herbalist father.
The herbalist, who had pleaded responsible, instantly, modified his plea after his daughter and the BHI employees combating for her died in an accident
Beneath is Priscilla’s narration of the newest “non secular assault” on her.