Singer, Seyi Shay has added her voice to call out injustice against women by the Nigerian police.
Seyi Shay commented that living as a woman in Nigeria comes at too high a cost. In a post on her Instagram page she described the injustices the average Nigerian woman faces.
“About 3 weeks ago, police raided night clubs in Abuja, arrested 30 women, and accused them of being prostitutes. Last week, they raided more clubs, and basically kidnapped women that happened to be on the road, adding 70 more women to the list,” her post read.
“Some women were let go because they could prove they were married, others were extorted and let go, and the most unfortunate were raped by the men who are supposed to be the enforcers of the law,” Seyi continued.
“Living as a woman in Nigeria comes at too high a cost, and it is time for our leaders to understand they cannot continue to turn a blind eye as our fundamental human rights are abused and trampled on repeatedly. Many have marched and protested, and we refuse to be silenced. We are demanding immediate justice for the abuse and assault of these women, and the reformation of the police force,” the singer concluded.
This is coming following the series of protests carried out by women in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and London to raise awareness for police brutality against women in Nigeria.