HEARTBREAKING: 19-year old Nigerian protester Oluwatoyin Salau who demanded justice for George Floyd in Florida found dead

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A 19-year old Nigerian protester, Oluwatoyin Salau, who was last seen demanding justice for George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died on May 25 in Minneapolis, has been found dead.

Police and her family confirmed the death Monday morning after she went missing more than a week ago on June 6.

Family members told the Tallahassee Democrat, part of the USA TODAY Network, that she was found dead on Saturday.

“Salau was one of two homicide victims discovered Saturday night in southeast Tallahassee, a couple miles from where she was last seen at a library,” reported USA Today.

“There is no justice that can be served that will replace my sister’s life,” her brother, Oluwaseyi Salau was quoted as saying.

The report quoted her friend Danaya Hemphill as saying that the last time she saw her was the day before she went missing. They were at a Friday afternoon protest.

“We were all together one minute and the next minute our friend was gone,” Hemphill said.

“I had a feeling that we were not going to find Toyin alive,” said Hemphill, 22. 

USA Today said “at each demonstration, Salau had been reciting the names of Black people killed, such as Tony McDade of Tallahassee and George Floyd of Minneapolis.”

“I don’t want their names gone in vain,” Salau said during one protest in front of the Tallahassee Police Department last month.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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