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|Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by ProsperJoy(f): 8:52am On May 24|
On Thursday, 12th May 2022, a 200 level Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel was lynched and burnt to death by mob extremities as a penalty for her acclaimed blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and the Islam religion in general.
According to Black Law's Dictionary, murder is the crime of unlawfully killing a person, especially with malice aforethought. Murder is willful, deliberate or premeditated.
The long interval between the time the alleged blasphemous audio was sent and the time of the murder makes it deliberate and premeditated and not provocative.
The deceased was said to have blasphemed while cautioning her course mates about sending some nonsense religious posts or stuff about a 'nonsense prophet'.
Blasphemy is the act of insulting, showing contempt or lack of reverence for God as stated by Merriam Webster's dictionary. Whether or not the lynching and burning of Deborah Samuel as a penalty for blasphemy is constitutional just raises an issue.
Section 33, Chapter one of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, provides that 'every person has a right to life and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria'.In the above scenario, there has been a breach of the victim's fundamental right to life.
Section 204 of Nigeria's criminal code prohibits blasphemy with a penalty of two years imprisonment. However, Sokoto is a sharia state and sharia law punishes blasphemy with a death sentence but must be sanctioned by the court of law or higher authorities. The actions of the mob are therefore unconstitutional and this is a criminal offence (Murder) according to Section 315 of Nigeria's Criminal Code. The United Nations Organization (UNO), also declared murder a grievous crime against humanity.
Religious discrimination, injustice, intolerance and partiality could have spiced the gruesome, atrocious, horrifying and unlawful killing of Deborah Samuel on the said date. There might be no case if perhaps Deborah was a Muslim. She probably might have been chastised by her coursemates, instead of rewarding her with an undeserved untimely death. The perpetrators have no right whatsoever to stone the defenceless girl to death.
Sharia law makes provision for only adulterous women to be stoned to death and not a 'blasphemous girl'. Section 38, Chapter four of the Nigerian constitution advocates for the right to the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This is backed by article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted on December 10, 1948, by the United Nations general assembly.
In Twelve predominantly Muslim states in Northern Nigeria, Islamic Law (Sharia law) operates both in the criminal and religious domains, though only Muslims are supposed to be subject to it. This shouldn't have been applicable to a Christian like Deborah Samuel.
Federal authorities and higher courts prevent the implementation of inhumane sharia sentences and void sharia decisions that are contrary to federal law. As in the case of a twenty-two-year-old musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was accused of blasphemy in 2020 because of a song he shared on social media. This case attracted international press and attention and a higher court in Kano State nullified the verdict of the sharia court due to some irregularities and abnormalities in the previous trial.
This is relatable. Deborah Samuel's case could have been the same if she was not denied her right to a fair hearing as stated by Section 36, chapter four of the Nigerian constitution. Deborah was not proven guilty by any law court and as such, cannot be labelled a criminal to be deprived of her right to life.
Deborah Samuel's body was burnt after she was stoned to death. Section 242 of Nigeria's criminal code negates improper, indecent interference with, or offering an indignity to any dead human body or human remains whether buried or not. The mob's action is therefore unconstitutional and is a breach of the victim's right.
After reviewing all these laws and relating them to the above scenario, there is no other submission to reach than the fact that Deborah Samuel did not deserve the punishment meted to her. This is therefore a case of social injustice. The lawbreakers should be charged with murder, denial of the right to a fair hearing and offering indignity to a dead human body.
University of Abuja
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Malory: 8:53am On May 24|
Daily trust newspaper hasn't condemned her murder but will be quick to pin anything on IPOB
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:59am On May 24|
Sharia law makes provision for only adulterous women to be stoned to death and not a 'blasphemous girl'.Our good Muslim friends on Nairaland,
Please what is the stance of the Shariah law about adulterous men??
That being said,
This brutal act must be condemn by everybody
We keep wondering,
If these so called undergraduates can behave in an animalistic way like this and show this level of intolerance, what do we expect from the stark illiterates that do not even know what education is?
In this 21st century?
This is alarming.
This is petryfying.
This is Barbaric.
This must be condemn from all angles.
The evil perpetrators must be brought to book like NOW!!!
placeofallure:That is not just right at all.
Deborah's killer must be fished out, to nip this senseless killings/murders in the bud once and for all.
This is 21st century for crying out loud.
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by xpressionx(m): 9:59am On May 24|
If it comes to a time we have North Nigeria and South Nigeria,just like North and South korea.
Under 2years North Nigeria will be like Somalia,Mali and Libya combined because we don't know what they are even fighting for.
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by AntiChristian: 9:59am On May 24|
It seems only Deborah has been killed unjustly in Nigeria or is it just because the case happened under a religious setting hence people need to keep calling a dog a bad name to hang it?
Deborah is dead! The Culprits are being detained! So why the noise?
The South Eastern Gunmen who killed a Northern woman and her kids won't get media attention like Deborah!
That's why nothing get's done in Nigeria a place where people protest on injustice selectively and discriminatingly.
We just shout and shout and later keep quiet after a while we return to status quo.
Say no to Jungle justice!
But keep your mouth shut where and when necessary!
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Eriggs: 9:59am On May 24|
Deborah, all your killers will never know peace all their satanic lives.
They will all die just as they murdered you.
But come to think of it,
The same hypocrites and brainwashed fools condemning the brutal killings of Deborah by those animals are the same idiots supporting the foolish cownu murderers that cut off the heads of husband and wife, and not only that, cutting off the innocent ladies private part.
Na ogun go kill all of una hypocrites, condemning one murder and praising the other murder.
If you condemn both murders, God bless your soul.
If you condemn one and leave one. U no go ever die better for dis life. Cannibals and murderers. Show your face here now
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by ShaqFu: 9:59am On May 24|
What's all this bullshit about section this and section that. Is insulting the prophet of any religion a crime against the federal republic of Nigeria?
I wonder why people are always using Sharia as basis for their argument. Like how can Sharia be applicable to non Muslims. Na was oh.
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by gonni(m): 10:00am On May 24|
her death made me to think twice about the said unity of this country
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Pristine664: 10:00am On May 24|
Deborah was not a practicing Muslim so where is the blasphemy coming from?
If it is by that, then referring to Jesus as "one of the Prophets" is the greatest blasphemy to Christianity from Muslims too.
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by PlayerMeji: 10:01am On May 24|
I still say it with all intent of purpose that we will still be having cases of violence against Christians and Christianity if we, Christians do not stop preaching prosperity, patience, etc we need to start preaching about safety in number, that is, Christians should always identify with fellow Christians anywhere they are and stop this denominational craze (Catholic, can't identify with RCCG, Anglican can't identify with Cherubim, etc).
These marauders always move in numbers that's why anywhere they go, they always seek the safety of their own brothers in their mosques.
They don't care what the name of the mosque is, once they locate any mosque, they are accepted as brothers but Christians don't have that...
We feel we are too classy and highly ranked above brethren of other denominations simply because we attend a church with one powerful name like THE CHRIST CHOSEN CHURCH, GLORY OF GOD TABERNACLE, etc...
Christians should note that there is an agenda to wipe out Christianity in Africa and Nigeria is one of their focal points because of its importance to Africa.
That's why terrorists and Jihadists are slowly creeping into the country and they are being supported by the Muslims up North whose sole aim is to see all and every one being subjects to their Sharia laws.
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Limperator(m): 10:01am On May 24|
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by GGGPassword: 10:02am On May 24|
I don't just believe in those write up condemning the case of this girl.
No body has monopoly to violence. The solution and a very vital way to end this madness is retaliation. This will enable them to feel how it hurts. If your god can't fight for himself, then it becomes a powerless god.
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Ovo200: 10:02am On May 24|
Is Muhammed a diety?
Is Muhammed more than a human?
Cos no where in the history of man is calling a dead man killed by a Jewish woman using poison an idiot is considered as blasphemy
Muhammad is Allah
Cos Allah do not exist
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by CryptoClub2018: 10:02am On May 24|
Death to all that have a hand directly or indirectly in the death of Deborah
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Haywhy0017(m): 10:02am On May 24|
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Authoreety: 10:02am On May 24|
This is exactly what goes on in every muslim dominated part of the world..
Block sucking brainwashed retards mostly
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by UselessBuharist: 10:03am On May 24|
The monkeys that killed her must not go unpunished
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Odetokun3(m): 10:03am On May 24|
you dey kill for the same prophet wey no pity your poverty?
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Skillsnigeria: 10:03am On May 24|
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by doshiyad1: 10:08am On May 24|
Hmmm! thanks for this beautiful piece. I pray she gets justice even in death
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by AzuNas: 10:10am On May 24|
Alright. . . . . . . Aje
Make una show Mr Osewa diz post,cuz em dey contribute to religion intolerance.
Em say diz na public forum,but em go still ask you to swear for some post.
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by LordGuru1: 10:11am On May 24|
Those that killed her are the most foolish! For they shall all soon die too! I see AntiChrist's Antichristian and his fellow shallow-minded mumus slaves of blood-sucking Demon viewing this thread. Don't worry, foolishly continue to be focused on inheriting/stealing/hijacking the whole Nigeria from the Original Owners by Killing Christians through Politics and and Religion, a World that Satan and his Human Agents already proving they shall eternal Own you after Rapture and do whatever they like with your Useless selfish Soul. They are already showing the Preview to the whole World, yet some myopic Muhammadans have not quickly Accepted JESUS as it is about to become too late!
Satan is full time at work to Harvest your blood-thirsty Souls into HellFire, while all the Signs have shown that we Christians are about to be Raptured out of this Satanic World. We shall leave you to Satan that captures your myopic Souls with Greed and lust for 77 imaginary Virgins. The Real CREATOR of Humanity has vowed that after Taking Christians out and Transforming us into Real Immortal Beings, we shall come back here with MESSIAH to Own this Earth forever, by then you shall be excruciating Roasting Pain Screaming forever in HellFire.
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|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by Honestfrend: 10:14am On May 24|
Truth be told..
The northners should have their nation and president.. Then uphold their Sharia law.
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by BobbieZion(m): 10:14am On May 24|
Good..... We can't let this slide.
Enough is Enough.........
Since they don't value life we do.
They don't regard human lives,if u are a Christian in Nigeria go get your heat and stay alert.
The moment you here Allah's Akbar,make sure you squeeze till the clip is empty.
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by TalkTalkTwins(m): 10:17am On May 24|
|Re: Deborah Samuel's Murder: A Case Of Social Injustice - Okediji Prosper by JooEeL(m): 10:18am On May 24|
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