Nathaniel Okechukwu otherwise known as Oke has finally been laid to rest. The 21-year-old graphic artist was killed during the EndSARS in Lagos. protest after it was hijacked by hoodlums.
His last tweet before his demise reads; “Nigeria will not end me”
He was reportedly shot three hours after the tweet.
His girlfriend, identified as Derin took to her Instagram page to pay her last respect to him. She claims they weren’t just lovers but very good friends.
Her post reads;
Laid my baby to rest today🕊⚰️. In those last minutes, I kept waiting for him to come back to life.🥺
Oke and I weren’t just lovers. We were friends. Good friends. Best friends. Partners. We did everything together. We loved each other so much and never failed to express it every time. We were our relationship goals. I’m glad he got to experience real love and I’m glad I got to experience him.
Today gave me strength. Seeing Oke lying in the state gave me my closure. I’m grateful we got the opportunity to finally lay him to rest, he deserves to rest well. I’ll miss him. I’ll miss him so much but all will be well. He’s with the Lord now. 🥺
‘Til we meet to part no more Oke, rest in peace my babe🤍🕊 I love you❤️
Twitter users also took to their respective pages to pay tribute to him. See tweets below.
He was buried today. RIP Oke 💔😢 pic.twitter.com/wjhUiIXDoY
— THE PROMETH™ (@Daniel_Says01) December 10, 2020
RIP Oke!! Still in our hearts still💓💔💔 pic.twitter.com/Ouz9l43E2m
— Favour Osezua (@Favourosezua_) December 10, 2020
RIP oke, may God strengthen your family and grant you enternal rest.
— Lady_Addar (@Addar_dra) December 10, 2020
Oke you paid the supreme price for Nigerian youths. You are a hero. I will never forget you. RIP Oke. pic.twitter.com/NIMa4QLt23
— NIGERIAN YOUTHS FOR 2023 (@Sorosoke2023) December 10, 2020
Oke's story is really heartbreaking 💔, anytime I come across it, I can't help but cry, this sadness is always there. God knows best and I pray he strengthens your family and friends. RIP Oke pic.twitter.com/WdEwGAZ7Tw
— 20-10-20💔🇳🇬 (@ifeyinwa_09) December 10, 2020
Remember he is with The angels now @derinmama,and he will definitely watch over us. Be strong! Stay positive.
DEAR OKECHUKWU NATHANIEL OBI-ENADHUZE
CONTINUE RESTING IN POWER BROTHER
RIP OKE pic.twitter.com/g5wN9HGFG4
— Ayo_Tiwatope (@Ayo_Tiwatope) December 10, 2020
Oke is one of the several victims of Police Brutality in Nigeria,
Many talents have been wasted like this, many promising futures cut short, many innocent people taken from their loved ones.
There is no good thing about police brutality and it just has to stop.
RIP Oke #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/nUtaz5g7Vw
— king Paul (@KingPau37891543) December 10, 2020
So sorry there's no word to heal this deep wound but all we can say right now is that we stand with we share in your grief and pain. Stay strong The angels will lead him home. RIP Oke😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/KYaF6hlucC
— King 👑 Abayomi 🇳🇬 #EndSARS (@Yhormite01) December 10, 2020
RIP OKE 🕊️
May your soul rest in perfect peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/nnQtw5pRqw
— Mr.OXYGEN( Data Plug)🔥 (@DataIsOxygen) December 10, 2020
Rip oke, know that U didn’t die in vain, know that with your death and many others before you, a million others will raise in your place. Know that the Nigeria U dreamt of will not die with you. We will keep the fight, keep the faith.and the believe in a better Nigeria #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/OcrjtdiMpN
— Hyperion (@AdelstanA) December 10, 2020