December 5, 2023

Singer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has condemned the killing of Tina Ezekwe, who was shot by a policeman in Lagos and Uwaila Omozuwa, a student of the University of Benin who was raped and killed in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Igbere TV reports.

The 29-year-old demanded justice for the two women in a post he shared on Twitter on Sunday.

He wrote, “It’s so exhausting to see injustice continue to thrive time after time. Every time we say not again, and then there is a new story. Enough is enough. It’s too disheartening. Justice must be served for the innocent souls we keep on losing. #JusticeForTina #JusticeForUwa.”

The ‘Bop Daddy’ singer also stressed the need to people to make their voices heard through peaceful protests.

“It is important that we are fearless and we are ready to challenge the government through peaceful protests. It’s not enough to sit in our houses and post on socials. Justice must be served #JusticeForUwa #JusticeForTina,” he added.

Igbere TV reports that two policemen identified as Theophilus Otobo, an assistant superintendent of police and Oguntoba Olamigoke, a police inspector attached to Bariga Police Station, have been arrested in connection with Ezekwe’s death.

While the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called for an immediate investigation into the rape and murder of Uwaila, who was raped and killed while studying in the church.

“I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG ) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN),” he tweeted on Sunday.

“The @PoliceNG has been mandated to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone found culpable in her death. The Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law is in effect in our state.

“Using this law, we would ensure to investigate what exactly transpired and deal decisively with the those found complicit in the dastardly act, whoever they might be,” he added.

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