Mercy Johnson reacts to the murder of Tina and Uwa ; says “this is not time to stay silent”


Much-loved Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie has lent his voice to the r£pe and death of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

Justice for Uwa and Tina has been trending on social media for the past few days. it was reported that an undergraduate (Vera Uwaila Omozuwa) of Uniben was rap£d and killed in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin.

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Tina Ezekwe on the other hand was killed a few days ago by policemen in Berger, Lagos. Since then, Nigerians off and on social media have organised online and offline protests in order to seek justice for the Uwa and Tina

The organised protests started on June 1st with Twitter users tweeting photos of themselves with placards and cardboard signs, seeking for justice for Uwa and Tina. They’re also calling for justice for Jennifer who was gang rap£d by five men a few weeks ago (April 27) in Kaduna

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie, has also added her voice to calls from other well-meaning Nigerians and other Nationals to demand justice for the families of Uwa Omozuwa.

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The movie star also expressed her displeasure over the murder of Uwaila Omozuwa and Tina Ezekwe.

Johnson-Okojie noted that it is heartbreaking for her to come online to see what has been happening in the past few days.

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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.

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