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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019. 10:32 am CST.

By BBN Staff: A comment made by son of Minister for Transport and National Emergency Management and civil servant, Jumoke Castro, went viral on social media yesterday.  The comment was allegedly aimed at the wife of Pastor and Rise and Shine Talk Show host, Louis Wade Jr.

Wade took to social media to condemn gender-based violence, and one of his viral posts mentioned the surnames of certain Government ministers, saying that their sons are all ‘entitled kids’.

Wade posted it to his personal Facebook page after an interview by Minister Godwin Hulse went viral. Minister Hulse was interviewed after his son, Kenzle, Hulse was charged with harming his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Usher.

That post did not sit well and Castro crudely directed a threat of sexual violence against Wade’s wife.

Now in his own defense, Castro stated in a follow-up post that he did not mention rape and neither did he threaten anyone.

“In frustration and trying to hurt him most deeply I brought up his wife and that was a poor choice. She should not be targeted for his actions just like we should not be targets because our father is a politician. I apologize to his wife and all other women I offended,” Castro wrote.

He went on to direct further attacks on Louis Wade Jr., claiming that he is ‘the biggest social media bully in this country,’ and suggested he blocked his opponents after criticizing them.

Castro also called out the activists condemning his comments saying that they are ‘hypocrites’ and they should bring the same energy every time.

Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow, issued several statements condemning gender-based violence and denouncing the threatening posts made on Facebook.

Following the backlash from Castro’s comments, Barrow issued another statement saying that she condemns Castro’s comments and says it is outrageous and disrespectful.

“It should be reported and charges should be made,” Mrs. Barrow noted.

 

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