Former Nollywood actress cum family nurse, Regina Askia, has expressed outrage over the death threats received by media personality, Denrele Edun on social media.
The 53-year-old shared screenshots of the threats on Instagram on Sunday and promised to forward them to the appropriate authorities.
“I have just read a threat to kill Denrele Edun on the command of another. I have seen no out cry against this. Is this what is going on in Nigeria now? Is it okay to order a hit on someone and every one looks the other way? I will forward the threats I screen shot to the appropriate authorities and follow up for redress…,” wrote the former Nollywood actress and beauty queen who now lives in New York, United States of America with her family.
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Hello Gram Fam, I have just read a threat to KILL DENRELE EDUN on the command of another. I have seen no out cry against this. Is this what is going on in Nigeria now? Is it okay to order a hit on someone and every one looks the other way? I will forward the threats I screen shot to the appropriate authorities and follow up for redress. How are threats to life and property handled in Nigeria? Does the justice system still work? I sure would like a robust report on this issue. DM me whatever info you have on the threat to kill @derenle_edun. Threatening to kill another person should never ever be okay. There is too much hate in the world already, enough!! . @jidesanwoolu @profakinabayomi @policenlagos @humanrightswatch
Denrele himself brushed off the comments when he shared screenshots of them on the same platform on Saturday.
The 38-year-old wrote, “Welcome to the brouhaha and chachandra of my Saturday… I noticed some ‘We will kill Denrele’ tweets this morning. Kill Denrele? Now that’s a laugh! I retweeted them as well!…”