All hell was let loose on Monday 26th of May 2020 when a trigger happy policeman attached to the Iyana Oworo police station shot a 16 year old girl identified as Tina.
A lot of Lagosians reacted angrily when the news of the unfortunate incident broke out, as many people have called out the incompetency of the Nigerian police Force and their susceptibility to cause the deaths of the same citizens they are being paid from taxpayer’s money to protect.
They were calmed by the knowledge that Tina was being treated for gunshot wounds in a hospital around Iyana Oworo axis.
The eerie surrounding the news got deafening today as news broke out that Tina had died from the wounds sustained from the gunshots on that fateful day.
A lot of angry Lagosians took to their social media handles to express their fury on the avoidable death of yet another young citizen in the hands of the Police. Nigerians on Twitter have become more vocal on the need for the killers of Tina to be brought to book, the voice is echoed with the hashtag #JusticeforTina
The Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr Bala Elkana assured residents that the policeman has been apprehended, but citizens are calling for an holistic probe and conclusion of the sad occurence.
This is another dark spot in the fabric of our national lives and as much as we hope for justice tom prevail in this case, we also hope the concerned authorities will take a decisive step in stemming the unabated killings of young citizens if the country by trigger happy policemne who are supposed to protect them.