Fast rising actress and Big Brother Africa star, Lilian Afegbai’s mother, Caroline Afegbai has been summoned by the Edo judicial panel over her alleged shooting of a student.
Kemi Filani News earlier shared video and reports of Caroline purportedly confessing and explaining why she shot the said student.
Watch the video below:
The retired Chief Superintendent of Police, has been summoned by the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to appeal before it on 26, November 26, 2020 over the shooting of a University of Benin student, Ibrahim Momodu, by the police on May 27, 2013 in Benin.
Vanguard News reports that the family of the deceased is presently demanding a compensation of N50 million, arrest and prosecution of all police officers who were on duty and present during the shooting for complicity in the murder among others.
In a petition by the family lawyer, Mr. Jefferson Uwoghiren dated October 27, 2020, he said that the deceased was allegedly killed by Corporal Amadin Idahosa, on the order of Mrs. Afegbai who was the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ogida Police Station.
Uwoghiren recalled that on the fateful day, Momodu was shot on the order of the DPO without provocation, illegally for being an armed robber and was subsequently buried in a shallow grave in a desperate attempt at covering up the deed in a public cemetery in Benin.
At yesterday’s sitting, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe (rtd), resolved to summon Mrs. Afegbai because of her belief that the ex-policewoman was likely going to give material evidence on her behalf and will not come voluntarily.
Women at Risk International Foundation launched the No Tolerance Campaign last year to address the prevalence of violence against girls and women in communities across Nigeria. Nigeria responded and our citizens across the country stood with WARIF to say “No Tolerance” to rape and sexual violence and the digital campaign reached an estimate of 10 million people on social media.
Following the on-going success of the campaign and the dire need for more awareness on issues of sexual violence, over the annual 16 Days of Activism to highlight gender based violence globally, the maiden edition of the No Tolerance March was carried out in December 2019. This march brought together over 700 men and women, young and all from all works of life who walked 3km across the Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge saying No Tolerance! to the issue of sexual violence.
This year, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #WARIFNoTolerance March is going virtual! Participants, friends, survivors and supporters of WARIF are encouraged to wear their No Tolerance T-shirts and march, jog, walk or run -at home, on the bridge or in the streets to raise awareness to sexual violence.
The date is 5th of December 2020 and participation is from 7am -7pm. Participants are encouraged to show that they are part of the march and stay connected by sharing and posting their pictures and videos on social media with the hashtag #WARIFNoTolerance and by tagging @WARIF_NG.
Speaking on the importance of the march, Founder of WARIF, Dr. Kemi DaSilva- Ibru stated that “the rise of the covid-19 pandemic brought about a shadow pandemic evidenced by a spike in the rate of sexual and domestic violence cases as survivors were forced to quarantine with their abusers.
This increases the urgency of ensuring essential serviced are made available offered free of charge by the organization and why it is imperative that WARIF continues to raise awareness to the prevalence of this menace.
We are calling on everyone to join us again this year by wearing their t-shirts and saying
NO TOLERANCE! To this national crisis”