Nigerians on social media are demanding justice for 11-year-old student, Don Davis Archibong, who was allegedly sexually abused at Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Deborah Okezie, the mother of the Junior Secondary School 1 pupil at the Christian school, had last week shared a video on her Facebook account wherein she alleged that her son was starved and molested by some senior pupils of the school.
Okezie claimed that the senior pupils molested the boy by pushing their hands and legs into his anus.
The mother said her son told her that they threatened to kill him if he reported to the principal or his parents.
With the #JusticeForDonDavis hashtag on Twitter, Nigerians on Twitter are calling for justice for Don Davis after the mother revealed he now experiences nightmares and suddenly rises from sleep.
For instance, Socio-political activist, and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, an advocacy group that brings attention to the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria in 2014, Aisha Yesufu, on her handle, @AishaYesufu, tweeted, “It seems that many didn’t learn from #MeToo. Many will do anything to see #JusticeForDonDavis fade away because they are afraid the searchlight is going to come to the crimes of molestation that they committed! The number of people on the sanctimonious throne that molested little boys will shock you! We have refused to open the door all this while. #JusticeForDonDavis will give many men the voice to call out the men that raped them when they were young.”
Another Twitter user, whose handle is @Petayeni, wrote: “Yes na. All deeper Life High School should be shut. All boarding schools in Nigeria should be closed (including Federal Government schools). In fact, all schools should be closed. #JusticeForDonDavis should be carried out accordingly.”
In the same vein, @Shayne wrote before and after pictures of Davis: “Only God knows what would have happened to this boy if his mum had not had that scary dream. Maybe he would have died, school terms it as an accident, boy gets buried and forgotten. The end! But God forbid! So, let’s get #JusticeForDonDavis.