The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has called for a thorough investigation into the alleged murder of Toyin Salau in the United States.
Salau, a 19-year-old Nigerian-American activist, was found dead days after she was declared missing in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, the United States on Monday.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Salau, who spoke at Black Lives Matters protests in the city, was last seen June 6 near Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue, Tallahassee.
She was declared missing hours after she tweeted she was sexually assaulted.
In a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa described Salau’s killing as highly depressing and cruel.
The NIDCOM boss also condoled with the immediate family of the deceased.
Late Toyin Salau had tweeted how she was molested by a man who had offered her a ride to church.
Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions.
— Oluwatoyin (@virgingrltoyin) June 6, 2020
Read the full tweet here: https://twitter.com/virgingrltoyin/status/1269341695558275072
Salau was found dead on June 15, after a week of her abduction.
Before her confirmed death, she was very passionate about government policies, fighting racism and other issues affecting the society.