Ordinary President’s assault on woman divides opinions
Nigerians on Twitter have expressed divergent opinions on a viral video of Ahmad Isah, also known as Ordinary President, hitting a woman during an interview.
In the trending BBC Africa Eye documentary video by Peter Nkanga, Isah assaulted the woman who was accused of setting her brother’s daughter on fire for alleged witchcraft.
The woman allegedly tied the victim’s hands and legs, poured kerosene on her head and set the girl on fire.
The Brekete Family host in the video asked the suspect how she confirmed the girl was a witch.
“Nobody. I don’t know what came over me. Please, I’m begging for forgiveness,” the woman said.
Isah further demanded she tells him what happened one last time but the woman insisted she didn’t know what happened.
The human right activist got furious, slapped her twice.
Majority of Twitter users threw their weight in support of his action. Some, however, kicked against it stating that under no circumstances should he have hit the woman.
Ahmed Isah, Ordinary President of berekete family slaps a lady who set a child on fire. God will punish that girl
She alleged the child of witchcraft. God will punish her
She wasn’t feeling remorseful😡. God will punish her
If you’re against the slap, God will punish you & Uduak
— Communicator ♚ (@DE_COMMUNICATOR) May 18, 2021
Nigeria will be a better place if men like Ordinary President run the affairs of the country. He will ensure justice for victims and their family rather than politicising everything and glamorizing crime like our useless leaders do🤦
— Otomee (@FavThriftPlug) May 18, 2021
For slapping a woman who set a child ablaze? He was supposed to hug her and buy her lunch? We all agreed Baba Ijesha and Uduak should be hit with whatever force necessary, but because this is a woman, she should be treated nicely. Very what? Very good
— Oluwaseun (@AL_Tofunmi) May 18, 2021
God bless Ordinary President for slapping that evil woman. Mightn’t have been professional but it was the right thing to do. Evil is becoming a norm in Nigeria, that’s why people are more concerned about gender war than the little girl that has been scarred for life. Useless woke
— imabong (@ima_george___) May 18, 2021
Someone attempted committing murder on a minor with the most painful death on record (burning someone alive).
Ordinary President slapped the devilish woman once, you said he assaulted her.
How do you see that?
That slap was definitely in defense of the small girl
— mc_akinola (@AkinAkinyo) May 18, 2021
He had NO right to hit her. He is not judge and jury, if we say he can, then others can, if others can, others will. Where does it end?
Get angry yes! Use that anger to ensure justice is served. We’re not animals. https://t.co/bSiPrMETuc
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) May 17, 2021
I am highly disappointed. I expected more professionalism from the ordinary president. Meanwhile, this shows that he is human and make mistakes too. He should apologize for this act. This is uncalled for. The court should do their work.
— FM Ferol (@feroldehero) May 17, 2021
I have followed Ahmed Isah the Ordinary President for years now. I have learnt quite a lot from him. One thing I can say is he really needs to work on his emotions. Overall, he is a good man who has done more for Nigerians than any other Nigerian I know, President inclusive.
— Ramadan (@successfulaboki) May 17, 2021
So, a man can’t be a master of his own mind😀.
No matter what they have done, the man has no right to hit her!!!
— profLambeau (@1_Lambeau) May 18, 2021
You guys are funny with what you indulge.
As a professional, regardless of the circumstances around the story ( cos that’s what journalism is about) you should allow law to take it’s course. Violation of people’s right is an abuse and can not be justified under any guise.
— k.kubaj (@hollakah) May 18, 2021
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