Every day on the Nigerian Internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social issues, etc. The ones we saw today is focused on the hashtag #JusticeForRapeInNigeria, an activism that has emerged following the release of Don Chima George and Razak Oluwaseun Oke from prison after they were imprisoned for rape.
Nigerian Justice system does not exist and if it does, it hates women.
— Z. (@LadyDonli) February 7, 2019
Two boys- Chima George and Segun Razak were arrested for drugging and raping a 23 year old girl in Lagos, Nigeria. Can you please follow this story to make sure that justice is served? #JusticeForRapeInNigeria @CNNAfrica @BBCAfrica
— Fisayo Longe (@FisayoLonge) February 7, 2019
Razaq and Don Chima. You will not get away with it. We will not forget. Will will keep it in mind regardless.
You are evil and justice must prevail. #JusticeForRapeInNigeria
— מַלכָּה (@ladytiffs_) February 7, 2019
Nigeria might easily be the rape capital of the world, but we never know because the system is rigged, victims get victimized further, and rapists are protected with purchased freedom. That’s why many cases stay unreported and criminals thrive.
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) February 7, 2019
Funny part of this whole thing is people responding with Falz’s Child of the World when he’s called out for his bias. Abi didn’t that her rapist uncle go scot-free there too? Your fave will not come on #JusticeForRapeInNigeria because the victim hasn’t become a runsgirl yet.
— ADAKU (@adakanma) February 7, 2019
We need victims to know that the police won’t sweep their cases under a rock. We need rapists to know that we have no place for them in our society, no matter how rich their daddies and mummies are.
What we have right now is a failed justice system.#JusticeForRapeInNigeria
— Sugar, Spice And A Cup Of Rice (@Sarcasm_by_me) February 7, 2019
The Law must protect the victim and make her abusers face the full extent of the law#JusticeForRapeInNigeria
— Osikhena Dirisu (@Osi_Suave) February 7, 2019
Disclaimer: today’s preface for the post had to be changed to highlight the gravity of rape and the hashtag. The previous preface never intended to offend anyone or satirize rape.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.