Stella Dimoko Nigerian Lady Adewura Bello's Death Raises The Question Of The Value Of The Nigerian Life..


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Nigerian Lady Adewura Bello's Death Raises The Question Of The Value Of The Nigerian Life..

After social media messages surfaced on May 15th that beautiful and recent graduate of the University of Lagos, Adewura Lateefa Bello; had gone missing along the Cement/Iyana Ipaja axis of the centre of excellence, hundreds of Nigerians contributed their likes, retweets and comments to make the message go viral and it sure did.

Sadly, social media has become a platform for Nigerians to report their challenges, problems and concerns because the people, the government and its parastatals have completely failed and collapsed at all levels.

Therefore, it came as a rude shock, a depressing tale of a country that 'kills' its own citizens when it was eventually confirmed that lovely and innocent Adewura has died. It is even more painful, unpleasant and irksome when you consider how she died.

She was not kidnapped like everyone had thought nor was she butchered! She died because of 'OUR' carelessness and negligence. How did she die? She fell in a manhole...a manhole that was supposed to be covered! How come the manhole was open?

The lackadaisical government official that was supposed to monitor them, the greedy man who removed the manhole and sold it, the man who bought it, the Nigerian who every day take that route and ignore the manhole as well as the government official who ride past that road in tinted convoy of cars and are blinded to these holes.

It then begs the question-what is the value of the Nigerian life? Uncle Jimi of Classic FM has asked this question severally! The life of a Nigerian is worthless, useless and insignificant. It is by the grace of God we are surviving in this country. Last...last...all of us go run go Canada! Like a singer sang: 'If no be God ooo...If no be God...I for don finish! OYO.

Nigerians have been killed by our ragtag security agencies, some have been kidnapped and never found while others have been murdered by armed robbers. What about Nigerians killed by falling containers, tankers? The list is endless...No apologies, we die like chickens in this country.

We can only mourn Kolade Johnson, killed by a trigger-happy SARS official, Stephen Urueye, Unilag graduate and House Officer stabbed to death by arm robbers, Rotimi Adeyemo, the LASTMA official shot dead during an altercation with a SARS operative who was later beaten to death by a vengeful mob. Remember the stray bullet that hit a mother at Onipanu in 2017 because SARs officials were chasing yahoo boys? See how the lives of Nigerians are 'wasting' in Rivers, Jos, Bauchi and Benue.

To show you that we are in an ill-fated country, the killers of each of the aforementioned persons and those not mentioned are on the streets planning their next attack and readying their guns for the next life to take.

The death of Adewura will probably attract so much uproar for the next few weeks or months and everyone will move on afterwards. Annoyingly the status quo will remain until another disaster happens.

This leaves the family of Adewura to mourn like others without closure. Will they ever get closure? 98%-no and 2% yes. That is our Nigeria!

Nigeria, please convince us that the death of Adewura won't go the same way as others did because Nigeria you killed Adewura! Yes, you killed Adewura! You murderer!

Who is the next person that will fall to the cold hands of the Nigerian manhole? Who will change the Nigerian narrative? Of course, it is not bubu...he is busy lounging in Aso-Rock waiting to leave in 2023 and definitely not the incoming governor of Lagos state. He is in the pocket of the man in Bourdillon. He dare not squeak! And the other governors? They are too weak to resist the temptation of stealing. Oh, Fela...Oh, Gani...Where art thou?

Whatever the case may be, all manholes should be covered and whoever dares touch or even as much as open it; should be shot immediately! Nigeria needs 'mad' leaders to give us brain! These avoidable deaths must be ended. We are humans from Nigeria and someday somehow we MUST get there.

For the family of Adewura, we know the pain is unbearable and the loss irreparable but...I am sorry...I am lost for words to comfort the family...the only good news here is that she was found.

Let’s us all continue to pray for Nigeria to become a better place for everyone-the rich, and the underprivileged. Love your neighbours…and let’s all pray we do not fall prey to the bad side of Nigeria!

Written By..
Damilola Faustino
A Social Commentator from Lagos


  1. Aren't Nigerians the ones making social media so?
    People hardly report to the police.
    The normal steps should be;
    report to the police
    then post on social media that you did.
    Just like someone will be drowning and the bystanders will be videoing with their phones.

    1. Military shd take over. Simple

    2. Please relax and read the write up again or maybe 3times will do,then you will understand what is written there,most times it's better to read and pass than read and comment rubbish.

    3. Rubbish, you certainly don’t want the military.

  2. This is saddening and heartbreaking at the same time. The sanctity of human lives has no meaning to our leaders anymore.

    May God grant the family the fortitude to bear this loss. May her soul find rest.

    Please dear, when it rain heavily in your areas, always mind where and how you walk so you don't fall inside a ditch or drive into a one as well. Nigerian roads are terrible.

  3. This is so sad and shameful!
    Another life cut short in it's prime.
    Rest in peace pretty girl...

    1. Cam we now liken our Govt to a Yahoo?. Depriving the people of basic amenities. I remember the day I almost drove off Eko Bridge just because I saw the huge manhole late and swerved sharply. Take it or not, Nigerians are victims of a failed government. Na prayers dey keep those of us alive. That's why we are the most religious nation.

  4. So sad.... I pray God gives the family the strength to bear the loss of this beautiful lady. 💔💔

    Government should please wake up, the rain has not even started o. Please we don't want to lose more lives.
    The rain that fell last Monday that left so many homeless, yet canals and manholes are not well covered. Some situations are better avoided.

  5. Adediwura’s death is so painful. May her soul Rest In Peace

  6. This lady’s disappearance touched me so much. I hoped she would be found,alive.
    I don’t even want to go into being a Nigerian and how the health system,road hazards and even things we consume have exposed us to danger.
    Rip Wura.

  7. Man hole that it is abokis that always remove it. I thank God the one at costain was covered back after it was removed.

    One day when I trekked from agbonbon going to costain, saw this manhole on eko bridge and it was in the night. Till I got to where I was going I was praying that none should fall inside because it will be in the middle of water in that eko bridge. I was never myself thinking of others that would trek too.

    RIP girl. It will never be well for all who contributed to your death

  8. I felt like crying reading this write-up, it’s so painful, I can’t begin to imagine the level of pain the girl’s family and loved ones will be going through. God rest her soul and comfort her loved ones.

    So many avoidable deaths in this country if only we can get it right. ( SIGHS)

  9. The hole I saw in one neighbourhood a few months back could take a car. I kept asking the residents why they wdn't put something there to warn strangers but they left it till the state government worked on it a few months later. My advice is, don't dare heavy rain and floods. Stay put, especially when u'r not familiar with the terrain. I pray for the young lady's soul. May God give her family and loved ones peace. It's so annoying when ppl won't listen and wd rather be playing daredevil only to end up wasting other ppl's lives.

  10. God this is so saaaad,I mood just got spoilt..Nigeria is failing it people,just look at mile2 to badagry road people die on that road,many accidents on that road,robbery etc and the govt is not doing anything concerning that road.when it rains we are scared to go why!because the road I'd extremely bad,people that stay around that axis sure knows what I'm talking about.RIP Adewura this is really sad,I'm not just happy right now.

  11. This right here is one of the worst ways to die.. Negligence.

    She had a chance to survive but was denied that chance because of sheer negligence. Adieu Adewura.

  12. This beautiful ladies death broke my heart like I knew her personally.
    Gov't is not our only problem in dis country,even us as a people.
    I watch bus drivers and okada riders smtimes and I wonder if they are sane.
    It was reported the biker was told of d danger lieing ahead but as dey feel they have 10 lives. He didn't listen.
    This has taught me a huge lesson. Pls if you are uneasy being in a vehicle. Be it ur personal driver,uber,bus,taxi or okoda. Just be vocal. And drop if d devil decides to use them that day.
    Our Govt???that one is a failed system already. Cant type....
    RIP Beautiful Adewura

  13. May her soul rip....its so painful.

  14. This is heartbreaking...
    What a painful death..

    God console her family and loved ones..
    Rip Wura

  15. Such a sad one, rest in peace beautiful one and may God give the family fortitude to bear this great loss.
    God please help us in this country

  16. This news broke my heart 😪
    Rip Adewura

  17. Such a sad one, rest in peace beautiful one and may God give the family fortitude to bear this great loss.
    God please help us in this country

  18. I somehow hoped it would turn out to be a kidnap case (worst case scenario ) and ransom would be requested. Never knew she was dead all along while she was been searched for. May the family be comforted by the God of comfort

  19. Enter your comment...let me Quickly kill misef since our life in nija gat no value

  20. This is so sad. May her soul Rest in peace

  21. I did something crazy few years ago.i still dont know and cannot say how I passed through the flood till this day.i was all alone in that flood,left and right flooded I thought I was going to die that day but somehow I walked out from the other side.

  22. This is heartbreaking....
    It is well.

  23. Oooh my dear I'm very sad now reading this...May God console the family..😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  24. I used to ask myself this question too?
    Where is the value of human life. It is no longer sacred. People are not scared of taking lives. To some people it's like killing a chicken.
    Man's inhumanity to his fellow man.

  25. My fellow bvs, I have been wanting to ask Do we still have councillors in our local governments, cos it's been long I heard of one in my area

  26. Another sad one is the 33yr old Igbobi nurse that was pushed out of a one-chance bus, broke his neck and was paralyzed from neck down. Rushed yo general hospital and they said no ventilator, he died outside the ICU.

  27. MaY her beautiful soul rest in peace.

  28. This is really sad, rip to her,

    May God give her family the fortitude to bear this great loss.

  29. Not again, such a beautiful lady. The only crime she commited is being a Nigerian, I mean finding herself in a country that care less about it's citizens. A country where the leaders are only concerned about looting and stacking treasures in hidden places and abroad. A country where police can be mistaken for a tout,they go about in random buses harassing and extorting people. A country where you don't get value for education. A country where people concentrates on religion than God... I'm one of those clamouring for military regime ,I don't care . Before you ask me if I've witnessed military regime ,yes I have .

  30. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.

  31. Meanwhile Ambode will be lavishing money on the Mercys and Tokes. Blood is on all their hands.

    1. Despite all the blood on their hands nothing happens to them. Yeye life

    2. It's a question of time.

  32. There are two types of Nigerian lives (1) The lives of the political/business elite and their children and hangers on is highly valued so much that majority of Nigeria's policemen that are paid with public funds provide them with 24/7 security; their health is so valuable that they deserve only the best healthcare in the best hospitals in Europe; their children deserve to be birthed only abroad and become automatic dual citizens and be educated in the best foreign colleges, they are the ones who can steal billions of dollars from the nation's treasury and nothing will happen to them. (2) The second type of lives are the lives of the ordinary Nigerian people -these include all those outside the political/business elite circle and have very insignificant or zero connections to them- there is no need to waste data or ink typing about their lives sef - their lives have less value than the life of a cow. They are the ones condemned to use the abattoirs called Nigerian hospitals, their children are the ones who deserve to study in roofless classrooms without chairs and tables, they are the ones who are harassed, oppressed and killed mercilessly on a daily basis by policemen and other agencies supposed to protect them, they are the ones who are sentenced to long terms of imprisonment for stealing just two tubers of yam or some small change or even without committing any offence, they are the ones that perish in the Sahara, Libya and the Mediterranean in their search for some meaning and value for their meaningless and valueless lives, they are the ones pitiably thrown crumpled N4000 every four years to sell four years of their lives to the elite at every election cycle, they have no rights in their own land, they are second class citizens in their own fatherland, they are the ones impoverished, pauperized, traumatized and afflicted with poverty and ignorance by the demonic greed of the elite. What value will they themselves place on their own lives. The parasitic and predatory elite have them where they want them.

  33. Throwing thrash and dirt into the gutter and on the road is part of the reason flood happens.

    We should learn to start doing the right thing . Do we report the wrongs we see everyday to the authrorities??

    There is a Yoruba station where people report stuffs about their community and the staff read it online .

    We should find ways to make things work bit just went and rant on social media and let it end there .

    We need to be involved and actively interested in what goes on in Nigeria.

    Not all want to leave the country .

    We complain about the education system. What are we doing about it??
    Don't pray to send your own kids abroad or to a private school and think it doesn't bother you .

  34. Alternative Facts28 May 2019 at 23:36

    We have abused democracy and do not deserve to have it. Politics is a business in Nigeria. It’s only in a sick society that it’s okay to execute projects with 10% and steal 90%. In many case they steal the entire 100% and have the next government re-award the contract then the cycle continues. Even the Abacha recovered loot was relooted.. The country surely needs a correction by the military.

    1. The one they've tried to correct before where did it leave Nigeria and her money if not inside their pockets. Abacha u talk about was he not a military man? I personally liked Abacha for some of his other qualities that I found interesting but I understand ppl's sensitivities and won't push that down anybody's throat. Abeg leave that thing. Military is not the answer.


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