A group of dancers in Lagos have taken to the street to protest the killing of one 22-year-old Nene Chineyerem, who was stabbed to death by robbers.
Reports have it that the incident happened around Adeite street Sawmill in Ifako on September 10th.
Nene was reportedly on his way home at about 10pm when he was accosted by the miscreants who stabbed him in the neck while attempting to steal his phone. He was reported to have sought help from passers-by but no one was willing to help him.
He died right on the street from profuse bleeding.
One of his friends, who paid tribute to him, wrote:
22 yrs old graphic artist and Model Chineyerem Nene was stabbed on the neck somewhere around Adeite Street Sawmill, Ifako last Tuesday when some miscreants were trying to steal his phone, he died as a result of the incessant bleeding. During his candle night walk (Tuesday Night) in bariga, I learnt he didn’t die on the spot, he actually ran away from the boys and was seeking help from people living around that area from Adeite Street, to Williams street, up to the junction of RCCG Maranatha Church.
(Where he eventually gave up) No one helped, they were scared! I was so furious when I learnt about the incident so myself and a few dancers from Oworo,sawmill and bariga staged a performance protest from the Spot where Nene to down to all the streets he ran for help.
Like we said to the residents of the area where this avoidable incident took place, everyone was a part of Nene’s death! Not just D guys who stabbed him, but also everyone who closed your shop and their houses when they saw the Young chap seeking for help, they all murdered him!
Whatever happened to been Our brother’s keeper? It’s crazy how certain things are been normalized this days Before if person thief your bag for market everybody go follow pursue try catch the thief This days..? Everyone is minding their business!
I refuse to be a part of this reality abeg! LOVE is the religion, if your religion doesn’t teach you that basic truth then Fuck your Religion.
Rest in Peace NeNe” his friend Valu who shared the video from the stage protest wrote
Dancers stage protest performance for their friend, 22 year old Nene Chineyerem, a model and graphic artist, who died after he was stabbed in the neck by hoodlums in an attempt o snatch his phone around Adeite street Sawmill in Ifako on September 10th. pic.twitter.com/1R7mASJDgM
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) September 24, 2019