Justice for Uwa and Tina has been trending on social media for the past few days. Yesterday, it was reported that an undergraduate (Vera Uwaila Omozuwa) of Uniben was raped and killed in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin.
Tina Ezekwe on the other hand was killed a few days ago by policemen in Berger, Lagos. Since then, Nigerians off and on social media have organised online and offline protests in order to seek justice for the Uwa and Tina
Here’s what we know so far:
The organised protests started this morning (June 1st) with Twitter users tweeting photos of themselves with placards and cardboard signs, seeking for justice for Uwa and Tina. They’re also calling for justice for Jennifer who was gang raped by five men a few weeks ago (April 27) in Kaduna.
Where is the physical protest?
In Benin, the physical protest started at the national museum with rules of social distancing followed:
Has the RCCG said anything?
After hours of calling on RCCG to release a statement, they finally released a statement on Uwa’s death:
Who else is talking?
Advocacy groups, celebrities and influencers have also condemned the rape and murder of Uwa and are joining the protest online:
Did the governor of Edo State say anything yet?
Yes. Governor Obaseki, the governor of Edo state has also ordered the police to thoroughly investigate the incidence:
Here’s what you need to know on how to lend your voice in seeking for justice for Uwa and Tina:
What about the police officers who shot Tina?
The two policemen, Theophilus Otobo and Oguntoba Olamigoke, were arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for the act and are being subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe
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