- Posted November 28, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Africa we don't see
Widow Bullied by a Nigerian Governor
In a bid to rid the streets of Edo of illicit trade, street hawking was recently outlawed. The woman knelt in front of Governor Oshiomole, crying and begging him not to seize her goods claiming to be a widow to a policeman when the he retorted "You're a widow, go and die!".
The woman in question did not appear to have her rights read to her or be given subsequent advice on how to proceed legally with her claims.
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country is rife with widespread reports of human rights abuses on a daily basis with the wealthy elite flexing their might unchecked by the government or the international community.