Twitter users have joined their voices to that of a distressed young man who is seeking justice for Jemima, whose death could have been avoided if the hospital she was taken to had made a different decision.
The young man’s story is both touching and heartbreaking as he laments how the killer is about to walk free in a country that doesn’t hold perpetrators of heinous crimes accountable for their acts.
According to the man (whose account is @OthnielAnselm), his sister, Jemima, a second-year Statistic student at the University of Jos, and her friend, Jennifer, were on their way to church on Sunday when the tricycle they were in was hit by a driver in a BMW, causing it to somersault three times.
The BMW driver had been celebrating his birthday (which was that same day) and had gotten drunk, causing his car to veer off his lane and ram into the tricycle. He survived the accident, while the Keke (the common name for tricycle) driver died on the spot.
Jemima and her friend were still alive and were rushed to the Nigerian Airforce Hospital, where they were rejected. The hospital demanded a police report before administering treatment.
They were rushed to another hospital but before help could come their way, they both died.
Now, the BMW driver is about to be granted bail (something unheard of considering his recklessly drunk driving led to three people losing their lives).
The young man who shared the story is now crying for justice for his sister, but in a country this ‘bent’, that may not happen as a lot of its citizens, that may not happen.
But if the drunk driver pays for his crime, the aggrieved brother may at least find some measure of peace. See his post below:
Other Twitter users have also commented about the tragic incident:
This Jemima Story is really heartbreaking 💔 this same thing keep repeating itself everyday. I don’t see why a doctor would see someone literally fighting for his/her life and still need police report to treat them. God Save us all #justiceforjemima
— LAZY YOUTH 👨🏾💻 (@LaspotechGist) October 24, 2019
— Oluwatomiwa⚔️💡 (@tommy_k__) October 24, 2019
But I thought the law of "BRING POLICE REPORT BEFORE BEEN ATTENDED TO HAS BEEN ABOLISHED"?
This country don't value life when foreigners value even a DOG.
— MrXAINT (@DAphotizoeCREW) October 24, 2019
This Jemima story is quite sad.
But I find it quite odd that the hospital requested a police report before attending to RTA casualties.
I know this cos I've covered shifts in that hospital before during my days in Jos & that's not their policy.#JusticeForJemima
— Adunni Adaora Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) October 24, 2019
This country is just wired to kill you. No regard for human life.
Two girls were involved in an accident, and a military hospital asked for a 'police report' rather than treat them immediately.
A shame of a country. #JusticeForJemima ✊✊✊✊
— #FreeLiahSharibu (@timiakegbejo) October 24, 2019
#justiceforjemima those involved are heartless wicked and are from demonic world working for Satan they're the bunch of people who makes noise and insult the government but look at them
— Donsettlenaija (@donsettlenaija) October 24, 2019
What kind of country are we, asking for police report to treat accident victim is a misplaced priority, an injustice to the country at large when police started of granting bail to a psychopath. This is a massacre for God's sake#justiceforjemima pic.twitter.com/pod9aMFnXe
— Ọ̀PÁ(Staff) (@opa_vigorous) October 24, 2019
If hospitals now need police report to attend to emergencies then we're all at Risk #justiceforjemima . This country has gone beyond failure 🤦🏽♂️
— Demola⚪ (@Demola_ace) October 24, 2019
— Lolly Blaq 🖤 (@BadManLade) October 24, 2019
— RANDOMLY (@Emmy_Wise10) October 24, 2019
— Kizwid 👤 (@mbiabetman) October 24, 2019
— Ayobola Eniola (@visualscribe) October 24, 2019
Unless we are rise against the failed leadership of this country,this rubbish and many more to come will continue to exist .#justiceforjemima is all we need
— Onyekachi Nwaegerue (@ONwaegerue) October 24, 2019