- The murder of the 19-year-old Nigerian-American activist Oluwatoyin Salau has gotten the attention of the Nigerian government
- Diaspora commission chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, called on the US government to probe the death of the young activist
- Dabiri-Erewa also condoled with the family of late Oluwatoyin
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The Nigerian government has reacted to the murder of Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old Nigerian-American activist, in the United States.
The government's reaction came through the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.
Legit.ng gathers that Dabiri-Erewa described the murder as highly depressing and cruel. She, therefore, called on the US government to thoroughly investigate the death.
The NIDCOM boss' reaction was contained in a statement released on Monday, June 15, by the commission's spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.
The NIDCOM boss also condoled with the family of Oluwatoyin.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Oluwatoyin who was a Black Lives Matter protester was found dead days after she was declared missing in Tallahassee, Florida.
The City of Tallahassee Police Department on Sunday, June 14, said that they found two bodies on Saturday night, June 13.
Though the police never released the details of dead bodies, a close friend of Oluwatoyin has said that one of the found bodies was hers.
It should be noted that Oluwatoyin was last seen on Saturday, June 6, the day she wrote about how a man molested her.
"Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5.30 on Richview and Park Ave.
“The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions," she said.
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In another report, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has condemned the criminal acts of molestation that have recently become rampant in Nigeria.
It was gathered that the Nigerian cleric during a live broadcast on Dove Television on Sunday, June 14, said every form of punishment that could be given to a rapist, cannot be considered too severe.
Speaking in the message that was shared on the church's social media platform, Pastor Adeboye said there is hardly any crime more grievous than that of rape, maybe with the possible exception of murder.
He went on to note that when a girl is raped, she is left with a scar not only physically but mentally.
The RCCG general overseer stressed that the scar cannot be removed for the rest of the girl's life.
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