Say No To Rap and Murder, Justice for the young girls #Tina #Uwa

Say No To Rap and Murder, Justice for the young girls #Tina #Uwa

31 May 2020
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Policemen allegedly shoot teenager dead in Lagos
Two policemen, Theophilus Otobo and Oguntoba Olamigoke, have allegedly shot a 17-year-old, Tina Ezekwe, dead around the Berger area of the state.

Another victim, Musa Yakubu, was said to have also been hit by a stray bullet.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Friday that the victims were rushed to a hospital after the incident.

The PPRO, however, said Tina died two days after her admission, adding that Otobo and Olamigoke had been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings and would be arraigned in court if found guilty
He said, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe, 17.

“Two police officers suspected to have carried out the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, they will be arraigned in court. The policemen are, ASP Theophilus Otobo, and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke, attached to the Bariga Police Station.

“The incident happened on May 26, 2020, around 10.45pm. The said police officers fired shots from their pin down point along the Berger area of the Third Mainland Bridge, in circumstances yet to be determined. One Musa Yakubu, 35, was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina.

“The bullet pierced through the upper side of her left laps. She was rushed to hospital by a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to save her life lasted for two days, but she, however, died on May 28, 2020, around 9.29pm while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.”

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old microbiology student, sought the quiet of her empty church in Benin City, southern Nigeria, as a place to study. Hours later she was raped and killed in a crime that has sparked outrage across Nigeria. 

Rape and Murder of Student in Church

Last Wednesday evening, a church security guard found Uwa, as she is known, unconscious in a pool of blood, according to her family.

She was rushed to hospital but died on Saturday afternoon.

The attack on a university student in a church has horrified many in Nigeria, a deeply religious country.

Police have launched an investigation amid an avalanche of calls from rights groups, public figures and government officials demanding a thorough in Sunday, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the global head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the denomination of the church where she was killed, said: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.”

NGO case workers are now engaging with the community to help find the perpetrators, believing that multiple suspects were involved.

Osai Ojigho, the director for Amnesty International in Nigeria, said the horrific incident “resonates because even in the spaces that women and girls should be safest from gender-based violence, the home, the schools and now places of worship, it is getting there”.

Authorities in Nigeria have not done enough to combat sexual violence, she said. “The method the state has been using over the years, clearly has not moved with the intensity required to deter rapists and potential rapists and to protect women and girls,”

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