19-Year-Old Nigerian Protester, Toyin Salau Found Dead After Tweeting Her Sexual Assault In US

June 15, 2020
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A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester, Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau has been found dead days after tweeting that a man who offered her a ride to church had molested her in Florida, United States.

Salau was last seen in Tallahassee, Florida, on June 6, 2020, reported USA Today citing the Tallahassee Police Department.

On the day of her disappearance, Salau had tweeted that she had been molested by a man who had offered to take her to a place to sleep.

“Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple of days back to escape unjust living conditions.”

“He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street.” She also explained, “I trusted the holy spirit to keep me safe.” She then said how the man offered to give her a ride back to a church where she had sought “refuge” because of “unjust living conditions, ” she wrote.

On Monday, various Twitter users were reporting that her body had been found using the trending hashtag #JusticeForToyin.

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The City of Tallahassee Police Department on Sunday, June 14, also confirmed that they found two bodies on Saturday night, June 13.

Though the police never released the details of dead bodies, a close friend of Oluwatoyin has said that one of the found bodies was hers.

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