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Monday, 23 December 2013

Photos: Women groups protest against torture of Ejigbo women, petitions Lagos Assembly

Women advocacy groups today marched in protest against the violent torture and sodomization of two women at Ejigbo over alleged stealing of pepper. The Women Arise group presented horrible clip of the sodomy to participants during the protest and also presented copies of the video in Compact Disk to members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, who were also handed a petition demanding investigation and justice for the affected women. Continue...



The protesters created a catchphrase/hashtag "#Ejigbo2" to popularize the incidence and specifically to constant follow-up to just end.

Receiving the protesters, the Lagos House reps promised to move a motion today and set up a committee to immediately commence investigation into the incidence. The reps said chairman of the Ejigbo local government, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan; all the market women in Ejigbo central market as well as all concerned in the incidence will be called to the panel.

Women Arise and other leaders of the protest will also be invited to the panel.

The petition by Women Arise group to the Lagos House of reps is reproduced below:

Attention:  Mr. Ikuforiji Adeyemi,
Speaker,
Lagos State House of Assembly,
Alausa, Ikeja,
Lagos.
Mr Speaker Sir,
PETITION ON THE DEHUMANIZATION OF TWO WOMEN IN EJIGBO, LAGOS STATE

The above Subject refers:

We are Women Arise for Change Initiative and we herein petition your good offices on behalf of two Nigerian women and Lagos State Residents in Ejigbo, hereafter referred to as “The Victims,” who sometimes this year were subjected to one of the most vicious forms of human rights abuses and the unspeakable horrors of brutality by certain depraved and savage men.

Indeed, there was outrage across the nation and around the world when video shots of the victims stripped naked, and being mercilessly beaten with pepper and sodomised with strange objects went viral (Attached is a Video CD of the sordid scenes).

As Nigerians and fellow citizens of the world watched the horrific scenes, they wondered if these were shots taken in the dark ages of savagery and primitivism.

Strangely enough, a Statement this month by the Chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Kehinde Bamigbetan at the height of the furore, acknowledged that this unimaginable horror took place in his domain in February this year, and that the victims were a mother and step daughter accused of stealing pepper, and that the husband and father was a palm-wine tapper; but Bamigbetan’s Statement sadly to say, failed to outline the measures his office had taken since then to assure justice for the victims and ensure that the perpetrators are punished. Ironically, it is the same Bamigbetan whose gruesome kidnap few months back elicited genuine emotions and public goodwill, and the Lagos State Government and concerned Nigerians spared nothing to guarantee his release, and bring the kidnappers to book. Why did he appear to have turned a blind eye over the ordeal of the victims, and why is he just acknowledging to the public these atrocities after ten good months? Or is that the victims lives are of no value to him because they are pepper sellers from the household of Mr. Palm-wine tapper?

Women Arise for Change Initiative hold the belief that all peoples, including women are created equal by the Almighty, and they are therefore equal before the law; women’s rights are human rights.

To this end, we request and urge you to kindly use your good offices to set up an inquiry into this shameful incident and compel the Ejigbo LCDA Chairman, Kehinde Bamigbetan to share his knowledge of the crime and what he has done in tracking down the purveyors of these bestialities so that they can be brought to justice; adequate provisions must also be made to rehabilitate the victims, peradventure they survived these cruelties.

We strongly believe that there is a redemptive value for Lagos State in fishing out these criminals for punishment so that the State is not seen as a haven for atrocious human rights abuses, where barbaric and savage acts are tolerated by government officials; that is surely not a good face to present to potential investors and tourists to the commercial hub of the nation.

This is certainly one issue that will not die until justice is done, and we trust that you will act quickly and ably, and use your good offices to ensure that justice is done, for justice too long delayed is justice denied.
Thank you in anticipation of your prompt action.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin
President 
Women Arise for Change Initiative 
26, Adebowale Street, 
Ojodu-Berger,
Lagos.
Websitewww.womenarise.org
www.campaign4democracy.org.

Source: Sahara Reporters

89 comments:

ade baptista said...

pls stop woman abuse

Chinonso Okafor said...

Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Please I hope....the government hear them out and those culprit are brought to book.........PMI

12 THINGS THAT MAKES HIM WANTS A BREAKUP...
1: RESPECT: No matter what,even if you are older than him..all he seeks is some respect for the man he is..
2: IN-CHARGE: Every guy want to feel he runs it all. Give him that pace to have that feel. Don't be a dictator.
3: NAGGING: When you start wanting to snoop upon his phone contacts,recent calls,questioning of peeps he hangs with,wanting him to spend all day with you etc..all this drives him out..though he might not say it.
4: COMPETITION: When you start making him feel you are in competition to always acquire what all your girlfriends have acquired. It makes him sick.
5: TALKERTVIVE: Every guy would want a responsible girl and when you talk to much its is assumed you can't keep secrets.
6: COMPARISON: Never go into a discussion and then compare you man to another. Telling him what your girls man does and he doesn't do that.
7: SCOLDING PUBLICLY: A man is a man,no matter what happens when you guys are hanging out with friends,just stomach them when you are together you can let them out. Don't go correcting him in front of his friends.
8: BEING TOO FORWARD: When you are with him on an outing,let him do all introduction. Don't go before him introducing yourself to his friends and jumping into discussion.
9: PRIVACY: A man would always want to have some privacy. So when he tells you its private, I will tell you when the time come accept don't go raising dust.
10: EXTRAVAGANT: Every man no matter how wealthy would want a cost saving girl for a wife..so watch your spendings.
11: MENTALITY: A man sees you the way you want him to see you,thus never make him feel he is in a competition with other guy just to keep you. Bring home to him a honest mentality then he will be good.
12: LOVE/TRUST: Love is the basic but trust keeps it going. When he says am not dating her,she's a friend trust him. Because he saw them all before he came for you.
(Adopted from the Petersons counsel).
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Cute G said...

This is more like it.We shdnt fold our arms nd let tinz pass us by#Teamwomenadvocacygroup#

Blessing Brown said...

March on. We go dey here dey comment

juliet said...

They are promoting a just cause, it's high time violence and discrimination against women is reduced if not stopped.

Callistus Agbasielo said...

good one there, its high time Nigerians start lighting fire in the asses of our leaders, so as for them to discharge their duties properly.

diamond odey said...

Very good..... Would have joined them if I was a woman... Lol

B.I.G said...

They hav done well 2 do so. Lindi u are on point. More 2 come next year 4rm ur gud work

mike Oshios said...

I luv these women.... They just did the right thing.

Moradeyo Adegboro said...

Gud work, @lst som pipu has taken steps

switchloe said...

So na letter I been dey read since,nice step dou

Moradeyo Adegboro said...

Gud work, @lst som pipu has taken steps

Moradeyo Adegboro said...

Gud work, @lst som pipu has taken steps

Anonymous said...

Linda woudlnt it be nice if you join this noble cause. I am happy Nigerians are waking up.

Fammie said...

Let the culprits be fished out and be severely dealt with so as to serve as a warning to would be torturers...

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senena Ibhugom said...

I think d women involved should come out publicly that de were d ones dat were tortured and dat de know dose who did t to dem.... Tru dem,de can easily get dos wicked men.

Anonymous said...

Gud!!!! Anytime ℓ̊ watched d video on my phone it will just be like crying mehn those guys should not go un punish...... Very painful!!!

~ALATISHE say so~

umoh ani said...

I hope Justice prevails.
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pavour said...

Lili u no dey sleep? I beg make I sleep. Good one those women needs justice I beg.

hilary obiorah said...

I thought they had caught the vigilantes? More grease to their elbows (protesters), women need to be protected and fought for.

diamond odey said...

Very good..... Would have joined them if I was a woman... Lol

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Yep I wish to commend them for coming out to condemn this evil and demand justice.


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fase oluwafunmilayo said...

That was a great move... Those people must not go unpunished!

Anonymous said...

Yess oooo..linda keep us posted on ds story..proudof theses women..stand for your right

ReXX said...

Don't kw who gave them the right to carry such barbaric acts,Yh criminals indeed.....................ANIMALS

Ini said...

Those men should be shot

Ini said...

EvIL MEN

Anonymous said...

See Linda, let us face the fact, this is medicine after death. The incident happened 10 months ago, the incident as we saw in the video happened during the day time and it was one of the market women that report those two lady to those guys to torture. where were they in ejigbo when they were torturing the women in the day time? where are the market women?so if not that the video came online 9months after and we all sees it nothing will be done? its sad, the market leader and the head of tout in the market should be arrested, play the video for them and sure those boys will come out. But those in ejigbo market no try sha, so if not for the video justice will not be seek? shame *ThatFunctionGuy*

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Anonymous said...

U women hv done well

Tiana said...

Ur getting there........write more

Anonymous said...

Economic empowerment is power. When women have jobs and economic power, violence against women will reduce drastically. Until this happens, all sorts of violence will continue.

Phaeton Phoenix said...

Sodomy? Was this done in public? God help this nation.

Anonymous said...

Looking at this women u can tell they are no nonsense women

Anonymous said...

Short-up already! If dey were ur relatives I'm sure the shame won't allow u comment
#Dat angry sister!

Anonymous said...

Biko anybody with the link should help send it...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Shut*

ogbonnaya onwukwe said...

Nice move!!!.............. But when are we going to stop all this illegal jungle justice? Its really spoiling our image.......

Ajanaku oluwakemi said...

That's a very good one. We are not beast, we'r human beings, equally created by God. No sane person would do such.

janelicious said...

Good move. Pls let something be done about it

foyeke said...

There's a joy in my heart concerning what Nigerians are using the social media for in terms of GOOD. In the last 2-5 years those women would have suffered in vain, although we are not there yet but by God's grace we will get there. God please help these ppl get justice for those 2 women. Keep up the good work linda

foyeke said...

Wouldn't it be nice if you too join this noble cause at least in prayer. Linda is doing her best by bringing the news to us,lets not forget she was among the first set of ppl yo post the video seeking for justice for these ppl.how else do u want her to join?

MrsBankyW said...

Way to go...

Anonymous said...

I am a man,what those men did should not be done to an animal. what right do they have to strip a woman naked not to talk of dehumanising them. They must be caught and electrocuted or their skin peeled,they should ensure that they die a very painful death.

Anonymous said...

Gud move

dorcas akpan said...

On point.........best comment so far,she can have anything she wants,its her money,let the capable show up..she worked so hard for her money....

Mystery Hills said...

Nice one.abt tym women spoke up

Didi 3000 said...

About time too.... Better late than never. God will bless those protesters for their good work.

I'm also protesting all these 'get instant money people who post links to dubious websites on your blog. U sef should fish them out.
Just saying.....

Anonymous said...

Forget these leaders they know everything, where to find the perpetuators and so on. If the victims where their relatives wouldnt the men be in the prison by now? They forget they'll not be in office for ever and the stollen money won't take them for ever. Some way some how posterity will ask them serious questions , as dey no deey fear God so.

Anonymous said...

Nawa o just for common pepper!The poor will continue to suffer in every respect.People still millions and billions and they are celebrated honoured and walk tall on the street,but the poor is trampld and roasted alife when caught.God save this evil generation

gNIGHO said...

Yes they should be fish out. I just watched it on channels news and that is the.most horrible experience to subject a human being to. SMH

sabrina agu said...

Good!!..its high time women have a voice in this country...and for us to be heard..

Anonymous said...

Bona! U still d comment via dat nokia wen Linda don ponp u pepper? Merry xmas.

Zeeky Zwart said...

Women should be respected. Dunno why people take laws into their hands.

Michael said...

Since febuary na nw dem dey do carnival, make una go sleep

BLOGLORD said...

Very good. Couldn't even watch the vid.

It is never too late to stand up for justice.

that girl said...

Nigeria like panel...anything dat happens, panel must be set up. So wats d job of d bloody Nigerian police? Smh. Women r third class citizens in Africa especially nigeria. And plz u dnt av to be a woman to follow d movement. As I'm sure u all can see men in d pictures. Nigeria.... I'm ashamed of u.

Anonymous said...

Thank God @last smfin is coming up I pray they dnt jst forget bouh it soon wtout doing anyfin

Chinedum Ezenwamelaku said...

Watched the video clip on Channels news last night...I hope the perpetrators of this terrible act gets cut and served the deserved punishment...Nice work from the women

Anonymous said...

I Think the Government should BAND Public Torturing of alleged Person(s).

And any Persons found torturing alleged Person(s) should be sentenced to 50 years in imprisonment!!!

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Anonymous said...

Nice kob. Linda don't dull in covering the official opening of the okunoren flagship store today. Be there. Bound to be spectacular

TegBaby said...

Oh thank God! Am so hapi 2 see woman fighting 4 d injustice against those two women. Those men shld nt go unpunished

BLISS said...

Just passin. Linda gm.


#watching in 3D LED#

ADEOLUWA ADELAKUN said...

I support too..its a Good Course.I ALSO SAY NO TO WOMEN ABUSE.................

Anonymous said...

My people die from ignorance..
upon all the educated people (overseas trained ones included)..
its a shame it has to come to this to get justice for these poor women. Hope Justice is finally served..
SHAME ON NIGERIANS!

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Anonymous said...

Educative

peperina said...

Vry gud.

hottie said...

una do well my fellow women.i'm strongly behind u all in the spirit

udeze obumneme said...

A good one there. Its about time they start talking

Anonymous said...

Sorry function guy but I see no fact with you. Yes it happened 10 months ago and yes it is Bcos of the jet age that we got hear about it over the Internet. Then why can't something be done about it since the Western world we try to emulate in almost everything will dig up a case of 10 YEARS AGO. Making Nigeria a better country starts from us. Be informed.

jeneviv Emma said...

Gd impact.....

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Kelly Babatunde said...

I wonder how some people treat women as if they weren't given birth to by one. That footage was so damning....I'm so sure those cowards can't wait when confronted with real armed robbers o. I hope the hands of law catches up wif them

Kelly Babatunde said...

I wonder how some people treat women as if they weren't given birth to by one. That footage was so damning....I'm so sure those cowards can't wait when confronted with real armed robbers o. I hope the hands of law catches up wif them

Kelly Babatunde said...

I wonder why some people treat women as if they weren't given birth to by one. That footage was so damning....I'm so sure those cowards can't wait when confronted with real armed robbers o. I hope the hands of law catches up wif them

Anonymous said...

Some of your points are ok but others are just very backward, I'm sorry to say. Do these apply to a significant other or a boss/master? 1.You both deserve respect in a relationship, not just the guy. 2. If he wants to be in charge then he should take charge, no need to 'feel' if he's actually taking charge. 3. Nagging applies to both, trust and trustworthiness are key here. 4. On point. Vanity upon vanity is pointless. 5. We were all created differently, some people are introverted and others are extroverts. If he doesn't like someone who speaks then don't date an extrovert to start with. Some guys actually like girls that speak out, they find them exciting and fun to be around. 6. Agree on that point too. It is not good to compare that way. 7. On point too, mutual respect is key here. The guy shouldn't berate the female in public either, instead they can correct each other lovingly with respect and care in private. 8. Depending on the situation my friend, and the personalities involved. 9. I'm sorry, that one sounds very dodgy and shady, it will also create doubts and distrust. Just being frank here... 10. True, a wise couple will try to save for the future, not just blast everything on frivolous endeavors. 11. Part of that is right but a guy needs to know he's not the only one interested in you to appreciate you more, otherwise he might not really appreciate your worth because no other guy even find you worthy. 12. Love/trust works both ways and both partners should not create reasons to doubt one another to start with. A guy cannot be keeping late nights, going into other rooms to take calls, telling his woman "it is private" whenever she asks him about things then turns around and says "I saw them all before coming for you". We all know that's just claptrap. By the way, this applies to the females too. So before you and your "Peterson's counsel" peeps try to brainwash women, at least try to come up with things less-chauvinistic that would actually better everybody in the long run. .........Just Me

Anonymous said...

thank goodness odumakin has seen this...i wonder why linda did nothing before anyway sha its good you have brought it to the fore

Anonymous said...

I am not saying she isn't doing something. What I am saying is that she should get more involved in the fight. For instance she can set up a page where Nigerians can petition the authorities and she can further struggle for justice by ensuring our petition gets to the authorites.

In all I wish I can join a group to fight these injustices in our society.

To all the victims of jungle justice in Nigeria I pray God in his infinite mercies give them strength to move on life and to heal them. Give them a reason to smile this Christmas.

Iamseun

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad dis is happening!

olufemi Ojerinde said...

Where are the nigerian witches? hen!,I don tire for all these events ,politicians ,open letters and what not.plz papa GOD help us change our mind set

Anonymous said...

THE OBA OF EJIGBOH HAVE BEEN KILLING PEOPLE AND TAKING PEOPLE PROPERTY. THIS IS TIME FOR LAGOS STATE HAVE TO DO SOME THING. THE MAN IS BAD. HE ONLY EVERY PROPRIETY AROUND THE EJIGBOH. THIS MAN IS FROM KOGI STATE. YOU PEOPLE HAVE TO DO SOME THING. BEFORE PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO LOST IN EJIGBOH

Anonymous said...

My sisters, agreed; this children stole & they have to be punished. For God sake! why the vagina? This people are BEAST, & have to be treated as BEAST. They were delivered by women, passed through the VAGINA. They have sisters, wives, daughters; which they considered precious. They have abused all. They should be asked how they want the Court to treat them.

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