Stephanie Linus addresses ‘s3xual victim blaming’ in new movie ‘Bad Police’


Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus has released a third short film titled ‘Bad Police’ in continuation of her sexual and gender-based awareness series.

The movie directed by Chinedu Ben and scripted by Adeola Adeyemo follows the story of a teenage victim of sexual violence who goes to the police to seek justice, but her journey takes a different twist when she meets a group of police officers who make her feel like the offender rather than the victim.

Speaking about the movie, Linus’ who doubles as creator and producer said: “Victims of sexual violence are often let down by the criminal justice system. The first of many obstacles most of them face is reporting the sexual assault to the police. This video captures the experiences of some victims whose attempts to report their cases were not treated with empathy, professionalism, and discretion.

“Sexual assault is notoriously underreported in Nigeria and there is an urgent need to discuss and rectify these issues. II hope that this message gets the attention of the right authorities and that we all make adjustments where necessary to create a safer society,” the actress added.


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