Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, on Friday attacked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for removing a post on Facebook and Twitter condemning the burning of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, on Thursday.
He believes that refusing to denounce the cruel conduct may embolden other offenders with similar motives.
“The unwillingness to denounce Deborah’s killing and the revocation of an earlier condemnation is worse than the crime itself,” Fani-Kayode wrote. “By doing so, Atiku has once again murdered Deborah and peed on her grave. He’s also enlisted the help of other sociopaths to come out and murder with impunity.”
Atiku, had taken to Twitter to condemn the mob action, saying, “There cannot be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered and all those behind her death must be brought to justice. My condolences to her family and friends.”
Read also :Nigerians are obsessed with me – Fani-Kayode
However, after coming under threats from some Muslim northerners who threatened not to vote for him in 2023 if he emerges as the presidential candidate of the PDP, he promptly deleted the tweet, and disowned it.
The former vice president then took to his verified Facebook page to disown the post, saying it did not carry his signature — A. A, hence it was not authored by him.
The refusal to condemn the killing of Deborah& the withdrawal of an earlier condemnation is worse than the killing itself. By this @Atiku has murdered Deborah all over again & pissed on her grave. He has also encouraged other sociopaths to come out & commit murder with impunity.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) May 13, 2022
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
SPECIAL REPORT: Illegal miners degrade Ekiti community, engage in child labour
The activities of illegal miners in a community in Ekiti State have caused degradation of the environment, as miners engage...
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the illegal trading of forest woods in Cross River community
“With a N20,000 bribe, an external buyer can influence the youth in host communities , Cross River State, to cut...
SPECIAL REPORT: Enugu govt watches as waste takes over state, threatens public health, environment
In this report, Arinze Chijioke looks at how delays in evacuation of waste in Enugu State encourages indiscriminate waste disposal, its health implications, and how...
INVESTIGATION: NDDC awards N1bn road contract to poultry farm
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in what appears a breach of procurement laws, awarded a contract worth N1.028 billion...
FEATURE… Hard job, low income: Agony of Nigerian commercial drivers
Amid increase in fuel price over the years, coupled with bad roads and insecurity in Nigeria, many commercial drivers have...