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    Posted November 28, 2013 by
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    The Africa we don't see

    Widow Bullied by a Nigerian Governor

     
    "You're a widow, go and die!" That's what Governor Adams Oshiomhole said to widow during a sanitation exercise of Benin City with some state officials recently. In a move that is bound to spark outrage and widespread condemnation, Nigeria's once popular Labour leader - Mr. Adams Oshiomole - now the Governor of Edo State , publicly stripped a trader (name unknown) of her wares as she was allegedly hawking goods on the street.

    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.
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