#ENDSARS: ‘My 13-year-old niece was harassed and slapped for carrying her ;laptop’ Genevieve Nnaji

My 13-year-old niece was arrested for carrying her ;laptop' Genevieve Nnaji-verasgist.com

Nollywood actor in producer, Genevieve Nnaji, has penned down an open letter to President Muhmmadu Buhari.

In the letter, the multiple award winning actress revealed that her 13-year-old niece was not left out in the brutalization carried out by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

She further urged the president to speak up concerning the recent #ENDSARS protests going  on in some parts of the country.

She wrote;

An open letter to President Mujammadu Buhari

 

My niece was harassed by SARS for carrying a laptop. Her own laptop. She was slapped across the face for simply asking why her laptop was being seized. At only 13, she had to deal with police brutality. Complaints were made and nothing was done and we were all affected.

 

Mr President, this is the current state of your country

The stability of a nation is largely dependent on leadership and every head of house has one chance to build their legacy.

 

Sir, you’ve had two. What our country is today is a reflection of your leadership, your legacy.

“I’m getting weary and tired of being optimistic about change but even then can’t complain. I am one of the privileged few but that doesn’t mean that i get to give up now.

 

“Mr President, It’s time to lead. I remain saddened by the fact that my country is only an incubator for greatness and not a habitat. The world is clearly moving on with or without us. What will your legacy be when it’s all said and done? I aspire for mine to leave a mark and not a soar.

I urge you to speak to us because we are not mind readers. Your house is not in order and way far from stable. The people aren’t being empowered, neither are they being protected. Industries such as Entertainment and Technology that are currently boosting our economy and empowering the youth are all frustrated. All under your regime.

 

We are not all criminals and should not be treated as such. If there is an increase in crime it is as a result of increase in poverty. We honestly do not know the difference between the criminals and the law enforcers anymore. While there are clearly good people in the force, the bad ones are overshadowing them. The lack of value for human life in our country is disheartening and heart breaking.

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