by Zara Mustapha
True to reports, fuji musician, Abass Akande, popularly known as ‘Obesere’ has made lemonades out of the lemons life handed to him.
He finally released the talked about, video CD, ‘Rape Scandal’ to take a step further to prove his innocence on the rape allegation leveled against him sometime in February, by one Olanike Olaiya in other to throw more light into the accusation.
According to Encomium Weekly, the CD which contains Obesere’s interview and that of his witness, Bolatito Omo Owo has been selling like sachet water since its release on March 17.
The magazine says an inside source disclosed that Obesere’s quest to satisfy the yearnings of his teeming fans, home and abroad, informed his coming out with the video CD.
“Obesere has released the video CD which explains better what actually transpired between him and his accuser, Nike Olaiya. I learnt the CD has sold thousands of copies. Everybody wants to see the face of the girl. I also learnt that some music promoters and marketers have been lobbying Obesere for the musical video of the incident, which I learnt may be released before the end of the second quarter of the year. But I think Papa is just waiting for the outcome of the police investigation before going to the studio for the album.”
In a recent interview with Encomium, he gave tthe reason he released his CD quickly.
“I want people, especially my fans, to get a clearer picture of what really happened between myself and Nike Olaiya. Also, the inclusion of Alhaja Bola Omo Owo’s interview in the video is to let the public know that I have nothing to hide. I am sure everybody can recognize me, but I want people to also see the face of Alhaja Omo Owo so that they will all know she’s not a fake person. Rape Scandal was produced to explain everything in detail. It wasn’t for monetary reason, but all of a sudden, everybody keeps requesting for a copy.
“By now, Nike should just come out and defend herself. Her picture is also on the jacket of the CD. Everybody knows that Papa can never rape and that will never happen. I believe that won’t be the first time Nike will be swindling men. It’s God that exposed her. That’s why she is running up and down. Everybody has seen the face of a scammer. Very soon, she would show up or be fished out.”
His witness, Alhaja Omo Owo was also interviewed concerning the yet-to-be solved rape case of the popular fuji musician.
“My brother, it’s a dirty allegation against Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere, and I am ready to stand by him till we see the end of the matter. It’s unfair for Nike to have done that. Since she left for her home town, Shagamu, Ogun State, one old man has been threatening me. He warned that I should withdraw from the matter or else I would be dealt with. It’s just few days ago that he stopped calling me. That’s the reason I didn’t want my face to appear at all in the CD but later I supported the idea because I know and I am sure I am on the path of the truth. And no evil shall befall me. I want the public to know that I am real. One thing I am sure of is that Nike will soon be declared wanted by the police if she fails to appear at Adekunle Police Station, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further investigation of the case. She can’t run away anymore, everybody has seen her face now.”
Reacting to the news of the release of the ‘Rape Scandal’ CD the alleged victim, Ms. Olaiya said,
“Let them go ahead with their video CDs. If they like, they should come out with 10 of such, it doesn’t bother me. Very soon, the whole world will know the truth. All I know is that sinners won’t go unpunished. But I thank God I am okay now.”
The rape case is still investigated by the police but in the mean time, the fuji singer may be smiling to the bank.