A hashtag #justiceforjemima is currently trending on Twitter as Nigerians are calling for justice over the avoidable death of two University of Jos students.
It all started when a Twitter user @OthnielAnselm revealed that his sister and her friend died after they were hit by a drunk driver in Jos. They were taken to a hospital but were denied medical attention.
Read his tweets.
Update on #JusticeForJemima‘s case: My father and I just got to Jos to find out that this murderer who killed my sister and two people: Daimler Augustine Daniel, was granted bail two days ago. Two freaking days ago! That’s a day before I even put up that post! pic.twitter.com/3nICmOk6P7
— Othniel Anselm (@OthnielAnselm) October 24, 2019
I don’t understand this whole medical law thing. Innocent people keep dying as a result of this same law. Even if the people were criminals, why not just enforce treatment first then hand them over to the police afterwards. Afterall, all lives matter.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) October 24, 2019
The ministry of health need to sanction this hospital!
— Emperor of Lagos 👑 (@Emperordotman) October 24, 2019
This Jemima’s matter shouldn’t just end in #justiceforjemima online…
NO LAW in Nigeria says you should get a police report before being attended to, absolutely none…not even in a gunshot injury.
If this happens, the hospital should be taken to court and made to pay!!!
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) October 24, 2019
This thread is painful
Jemima, her friend and the Keke rider deserved better.
Everyone has the right to life! You don’t turn away accident victims because of a police report, it doesn’t make sense.
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) October 24, 2019
Nigeria has failed us
Police has failed us
Custom has failed us
Immigration has failed us
Hospitals has failed us
— AFOLARIN (@Omobascofield) October 24, 2019
Drinking and driving. Man slaughter on three counts, and you want to set him free on bail??? But you are always trigger happy around peaceful citizens going about their business, because they look good. It’s really about the money for you guys. Ffs! We want #justiceforjemima
— Sansa Stark (@_Oroboghene) October 24, 2019
If I rush someone into an hospital, and the Doctors there ask for police report before treatment…
If that person dies in the process, if we no burn that Hospital down no be my mama born me..
As though there’s backup life.#justiceforjemima
— The Kingmaker🦉 (@SmithVinci) October 24, 2019
Oct 20th is the day I cannot forget because death took my friend Jenny and Jemimah. I cannot stop thinking abt the pain they both passed through before dying. My chest has been hurting me so bad since Sunday. I pray you find eternal rest. #JusticeForJennifer #justiceforjemima pic.twitter.com/hKvQ0mHAzO
— Kuyet kaboshio 👑 (@Yar__mama) October 24, 2019
Someone is dying and a whole hospital meant to be saving lives is asking for police report.
Some murdered 3 people while driving drunk and the police wants to bail him without justice.
This country can kill you anytime, both the rich and poor. Tueh#justiceforjemima
— Four-eyed edo boy’s assistant (@colomental_) October 24, 2019