Many people took to social media to demand justice for the death of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old microbiology student at the University of Benin, 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe and Jennifer.
Vera also popularly known as Uwa was allegedly found lying in a pool of blood at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Edo State. She was reportedly raped and killed in the church. Similarly, in April, an 18-year-old, known only as Jennifer, was allegedly attacked and raped by a gang of five men in Kaduna State. This is sad and unfortunate.
Even more, Tina was recently shot and killed after police opened fire at a bus stop in Lagos.
Honestly, there is just too many evil in the world. These girls lost their lives to wickedness, wrongdoing and police brutality in Nigeria, and it hurts that this is what the world has become. Do people have consciences? Do these wicked people consider the effect of their actions on the girls involved and their families? Where is justice in the system?
Rape as an issue can’t be normalized in our society and should never be. Global statistics show that 1 in 3 women have experienced some form of sexual harassment during their lifetime. This is undoubtedly an epidemic, and we need justice served for these girls. We need to create awareness of sexual consent; we need to teach our men that NO means NO.
On the other hand, I wish to encourage women to speak out if they are victims. You can save another victim by speaking out. Do not shallow in shame, regret, and fear to blame the victim or maybe societal stigma.
We need a change. This barbaric act can not continue; we are losing a lot of women to this evil.
#JusticeForUwa #JusticeForTina #JusticeforJennifer #NoToRape #NoMeansNo