Women live in constant fear of men – Genevieve Nnaji

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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has lamented that women live in constant fear of men due to the ever-present threat to physical and sexual violence.

The 41-year-old stated this on Twitter on Sunday while responding to the killings of Tian Ezekewe, who was shot by a policeman in Lagos and Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and killed in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

“They either abuse their power, or have the power to abuse. In or out of uniform, we live in constant fear of men. Tina Ezekwe. Vera Omozuwa. Rest in peace my darlings. We will get justice,” she wrote.

Two policemen identified as Theophilus Otobo, an assistant superintendent of police and Oguntoba Olamigoke, a police inspector attached to Bariga Police Station, have been arrested in connection with Ezekwe’s death.

While the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called for an immediate investigation into the rape and murder of Uwaila, who was raped and killed while studying in the church.

“I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG ) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN),” he tweeted on Sunday.

“The @PoliceNG has been mandated to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone found culpable in her death. The Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law is in effect in our state.

“Using this law, we would ensure to investigate what exactly transpired and deal decisively with the those found complicit in the dastardly act, whoever they might be,” he added.