#JusticeForToyin: Nigeria Tasks US To Probe Murder Of Teenage Nigerian-American Activist

Oluwatoyin Salau OnoBello

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has reacted to the murder of 19-year- old Nigerian-American Activist, Oluwatoyin Salau in the US, describing it as highly depressing and cruel.

In a statement by Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, released on Monday, Dabiri asked the US government to conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding her death.

The NIDCOM boss condoled with the family of Ms Salau who died after speaking against oppression and injustice. Toyin was found dead days after she was declared missing in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, the United States.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Toyin, who spoke at Black Lives Matters protests in the city, was last seen June 6 near Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue, Tallahassee.

She was declared missing hours after she tweeted that she was sexually assaulted. Toyin tweeted that a man molested her that morning around Park Avenue and Richview Road, Tallahassee, Florida.

She said the man offered to give her a ride back to a church where she had sought “refuge” because of “unjust living conditions. “He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street,” she tweeted. “I trusted the Holy Spirit to keep me safe.”

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