In the wake of the gruesome murder and rape of a 22-year-old Nigerian student identified as Uwaila Omozuwa, Nigerian celebrities have spoken using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa.
Uwaila Omozuwa was a student of University of Benin (UNIBEN) where she was studying Microbiology until her nefarious murder on Friday, May 30. The news sparked outrage among netizens who urged for the perpetrators of the crime to face the wrath of the law as soon as possible.
In the last 48 hours, #JusticeForUwa has been the most used hashtag on Twitter Nigeria.
Nigerian celebrities have also taken to the microblogging platform to express their disgust and rage.
Here is how they are advocating on #JusticeForUwa.
- Adekunle Gold
According to the 33-year-old, waiting for the government to do something about the unfortunate incident will end in disappointments.
Adekunle Gold, however, disclosed that he is hurt and his heart is bleeding about the death of Tina who was hit by a stray bullet and Uwa who was raped and killed.
2. Mercy Johnson-Okojie
Mercy Johnson who recently delivered a baby joined the bandwagon celebrities lending their voices to this cause. She urged for nationwide animosity and cruelty to end.
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Coming online to see what has been happening these past few days has been truly heartbreaking. Where do we start? What can we do from wherever we are? Here’s some important information from @bellanaijaonline We need to know how to come together to help fight it, help heal those who have been hurt. The hashtags #JusticeForTina, #JusticeForUwa, and #BlackLivesMatter have been trending for the past few days here’s how you can lend your voice. Rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault, murder are one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. We are really thankful that social media has helped spark hot debates on this issue and calling for arrest and prosecution of culprits. We must continue to keep up hope as we fight, push for the strengthening of the laws and follow up with enforcing them. We must demand a safer Nigeria because it is our right as citizens. This is not the time to stay silent! Let’s keep on trending the hashtags for awareness – #JusticeForUwa, #JusticeforTina, #StopRape, #EndRape, #JusticeForJennifer, #NoToRape. And, more importantly, let’s pray for the affected families. Swipe left for a list of centres where domestic and sexual violence survivors can get help in Nigeria. Or reach out to WARIF @warif_ng, STER @standtoendrape, @dsvrt Human Development Initiatives @hdi4nigeria.
3. Funke Akindele
The actress, taking to Twitter, asked that the month of June spring forth blessings and wash away pains.
The Jennifa actress also stated that June should bring justice to everyone who has been victims of evil preparators.
Here is what she said:
“Oh month of June!!! Spring forth Blessings and wash away our Pains. Bring to justice all evil perpetrators and let there be peace in our Land!!..”