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Outrage as Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Ivory Coast dies
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Outrage as Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Ivory Coast dies

Nigerians have continue to express deep anger over the death of a wrongfully jailed Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola. Sources said that 21-year-old Babalola from Oyo State was a trader based in Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire. Another source said that her apartment was burgled by an Ivorian in September 2019 and she reported the incident to the police but DPO informed her that the suspect was his nephew. The DPO reportedly offered her a settlement worth roughly N100,000 to drop the case, an amount lesser than the N300,000 worth of stolen effects but she refused. Babalola was subsequently arrested after refusing the DPO's settlement offer, charged to court for human trafficking and sentenced to 10 years in prison. When the case was reported by a journalist in March 2021, the Nigerians...