Nigerian Govt Silent As Wrongfully Convicted Citizen, Itunu Babalola Dies In Cote D’Ivoire Prison



Nigerian government has silent and a 23-year-old of it Citizens that was wrongfully convicted in Cote D’lvoire, identify as Itunu Babalola, died.

Ituna Babalola is dead, according to the report by Sahara Reporters, she died of diseases after Nigerian government promise to secure her release did nothing about her condition.

Naijablog learnt from the the report that the news of her death was made known by investigative journalist, David Hundeyin on Sunday night in a thread on his Twitter page.

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According to him, the young lady contracted an infection in prison which led to her death on Sunday night. Videos attached to the thread showed Babalola writhing in pain on the hospital bed after which she gave up the ghost. 

In a series of tweets, David Hundeyin wrote: “I have just received a message from Cote d'Ivoire about Itunu Babalola. She is still in prison in Abidjan where she has contracted a serious infection and apparently she is dying. All those promises by NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri, OYSG (Oyo State Government) etc - audio.

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“She's finally dying. She’s finally dying. Well done to the Nigerian government. Well done to NIDCOM (Nigerians in Diaspora Commission) and everyone responsible for this, another young Nigerian is biting the dust. Round of applause for all of you.

“Write a federal petition, do a thread with 15,000 retweets, Engage with government, do an investigative story. Even travelled illegally to Cote d’Ivoire in a canoe to gather facts.

“Nothing we have not done to try to save this girl’s life but we come from Nigeria. Eight months of effort, 8 months of 'Uncle David God bless you, eight months of hoping for Nigeria to prove me wrong FOR ONCE'.

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“It’s all over Itunu is dead. She died this night, just confirmed.”


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