Journalist David Hundeyin and Abike Dabiri-Erewa had a heated debate on radio that saw David scold the NIDCOM Chairperson.
Ms. Abike was unpleased when Hundeyin called in to the show to discuss Itunu’s death as he asked questions about what was done by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) to help Itunu after her case was made public
Abike, Chairperson of NIDCOM, responded, explaining efforts made to get Itunu out of jail before she sadly died in detention but, David wasn’t satisfied with her answer and tried to ask another question.
Itunu Babalola, a 21-year-old Nigerian businesswoman was jailed in Ivory Coast after her house was burgled and she reported the theft to the police and a suspect was caught.
However, a police officer in Ivory Coast, who is related to the suspect fingered in the robbery, allegedly tried to get Itunu to drop the case and allegedly offered her money and when she refused to drop the case, she was accused of human trafficking and was charged to court then jailed for 20 years over a crime she didn’t commit.
Ms. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said by the time her case was made public earlier this year, she had already spent 2 years in jail and she was said to have had complications from diabetes and was rushed to a hospital but she didn’t make it.