The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has on June 15, called on the government of the United States of America to ensure a thorough investigation in the alleged killing of a Nigerian, Toyin Salau by yet to be identified person.
Erewa described the alleged murder of the 19-year-old Nigerian-American Activist, Salau in the U.S as highly depressing as well as cruel.
This call was made through a statement signed by Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of NiDCOM in Abuja.
Erewa said the U.S government must conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading to Miss Salau’s death.
Erewa condoled with the immediate family of Miss Salau; who died while advocating against oppression and injustice.
It was reported that MissSalau, a 19-year-old lady of Nigerian origin, was found dead; days after she was declared missing in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, the United States.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Salau who spoke at protests in the city, was last seen on June 6, near Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue, Tallahassee.
Salau was declared missing hours after she tweeted she was sexually assaulted.
She tweeted that a man molested her that morning around Park Avenue and Richview Road, Tallahassee, Florida.
She said the man offered to give her a ride back to a church where she had sought “refuge” because of “unjust living conditions”.
“He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street,” she tweeted. “I trusted the Holy Spirit to keep me safe.”
According to reports, the Tallahassee Community Action Agency conducted a search party on June 10 night; starting at Bethel AME Church.
The demonstrators searched for hours. They carried flashlights; and asked for medics to join them in case she was hurt.
Salau on June 15, after a week of her abduction, was found dead.
Before her confirmed death, she was very passionate about government policies; fighting racism and also other issues affecting the society.