Nigerians have started calling out popular Nollywood actress, Lilian Afegbai to reveal the whereabouts of her mother, Carol Afegbai seven years after..
Her mother is CSP Carol Onyekachi Afegbai, the Divisional Police officer (DPO) who killed and hurriedly buried a student of University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 2013.
Trouble started when a video made by the Edo State born actress goes viral. In the video which was originally posted on her Snapchat account, the actress called out ‘shallow-minded’ people who claim that protesters are losing focus by dressing nicely to the protest ground.
The video, which made its popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter saw people who recognised her to start revealing her identity.
This has led to the resurrection of 2013 case as EndSARS protesters are calling out the Actress who is a strong supporter of the call to an end to police brutality in the country.
It could be recalled that in 2013, Carol Afegbai, on May 27 maliciously and animalistically murder Momodu Ibrahim, a 400 level student of Life Science Faculty at UNIBEN.
Afegbai who was the Divisional Police officer (DPO) of Ogida Police Station in Edo State as at that time, had reportedly alleged that the young man was an armed robber.
It was gathered that Ibrahim was buried immediately without contacting his family to conceal evidence of the murder.
Angry Nigerians who haven’t forgotten about the case has been asking the actress to reveal the whereabouts of her mother whether she is in prison or has been released.
Reacting to the development in a statement posted on her Instagram page, the actress claimed she has been receiving death threats since her identity became public knowledge.
She said her ‘spirit will not be dampened by the death threats and cyber bullying.’
“I am a Nigerian youth and we deserve a better Nigeria and I will continually fight until it is fixed.” she wrote.
Speaking about her mother, Lilian said her mother who is now a retired officer did not kill anyone.
“The police officer (AMADIN IDAHOSA) that was attached to my mother’s station who killed the suspect was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice R. Irele-Ifijeh of the High Court of Justice, Edo State in Charge No: B/CD/24C/2014,” she said.
She further revealed that Idahosa is currently serving his jail term at the Oko Prison, Benin, although he has appealed the matter up to the Supreme Court.
She add that; “My spirit will never be broken. I will fight for justice and against the system that have put all of us into this mess.”
The actress who shared picture of a document in another post, she wrote; “You should t ruin someone’s reputation without facts….”
Not satisfied with her statement. Nigerians on Instagram have vow to reopen the case and make sure that her mother is jailed.
Some changes were also made on her Early Life biography on Wikipedia.
Featured24 reports that this follows the #EndPoliceBrutality protests which have been going on for days across the country.
The protest have continued despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
The disbandment was officially confirmed by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu earlier this week who announced the creation of new outfit to replace the defunct SARS.
The new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics Team ( SWAT), has also been widely rejected by the protesting youths with #EndSWAT trending on different social media platforms.
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