Actress Lilian Afegbai has dismissed reports online claiming her mum, Carol Afegbai, who is a retired police officer, killed and hurriedly buried a student of the University of Benin in 2013.
Recall that on Friday, October 16, Lilian shared a video online blasting Nigerians who were attacking #EndSARS protesters over what they wore to the protest grounds.
Shortly after posting the video, Nigerians went on Twitter to accuse her mum of killing a UNIBEN student in May 2013. They argued that Lilian has no moral justification to call for an end to police brutality when her mum has also been accused of the same offense.
Reacting to the allegation via her Instagram page, Lilian said her mum never killed anybody. She averred that another officer, Amadin Idahosa, was found guilty of the murder in question and that the said Amadin is currently serving a life imprisonment sentence.
”My spirit will not be dampened by the death threats and cyber bullying.
I am a Nigerian youth and we deserve a better Nigeria and I will continually fight until it is fixed.
As per my mother being dragged for murder, to the best of my knowledge my mother who is now retired did not kill anyone. The police officer (AMADIN IDAHOSA) that was attached to my mother’s station who killed the suspect was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice R. Irele-Ifijeh of the High Court of Justice, Edo State in Charge No: B/CD/24C/2014.
He is currently serving his jail term at the Oko Prison, Benin, although he has appealed the matter up to the Supreme Court.
My spirit will never be broken. I will fight for justice and against the system that have put all of us into this mess.
Lilian Afegbai also shared photos of court papers to back up her claim.