Nollywood actors and other concerned Nigerians took to social media to fight for justice for Tina Ezekwe and Vera Omozuwa, and other social injustices against women.
This came when news got out on social media that 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe was hit by a stray bullet on Tuesday 26th May 2020. This happened when a drunk police officer opened fire on a bus driver who refused to give him a bribe. Tina died after being rushed to the hospital.
As if that was not enough to spark outrage, news of Vera Omozuwa, 22-year-old undergraduate was raped and gruesomely murdered in a Redeemed Christian Church in Benin where she went to read.
The perpetrators are said to still be on the run. The story flooded social media and soon a hashtag #JusticeforUwa and subsequently #JusticeforTina was generated. This brought back the much-needed advocacy to bring an end to rape and violence against women in general.
It was beautiful to see that not only women were lending their voices to seek justice for these young girls and call for the end of violence against, rape and abuse of women in the society as a whole. The men joined in too.
Hopefully, justice will be served this time around. We at SHUGABAN stand in solidarity to say NO TO RAPE and No to every form of societal injustice and violence against women.