Alaoma Chimezie Joseph Erujeje, the young man who was filmed beating a lady that refused his marriage proposal, has spoken out after he was tagged a 'wife beater' by social media users.
Erujeje is speaking out after a prank video in which he interpreted the role of an angry boyfriend who frustratingly beat his fiancee for publicly rejecting his marriage advances.
In the video, Erujeje was seen pulling off the lady's wig before hitting her and pushing her to the ground after she refused to take the ring he presented to her at the University of Benin hostel car park.
After the video went viral, lots of people on social media made posts and comments condemning and even tagging him a wife beater.
Having taken much of the heat because of his acting skills, Erujeje who is a professional journalist and OAP has put out a disclaimer to clear his name.
"IT WAS A PRANK! Please, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Erujeje and I interpreted the role of the abusive boyfriend in the engagement gone wrong video! I'm not a woman beater!" he wrote on Twitter.