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YORUBA NATION : 14-Year-Old Female Vendor Shot Dead By Security Operatives


Picture of Lagos CP Hakeem Odumosu and dead body of victim being covered with cloth.

Police Deny Killing Female Vendor During Yoruba Nation Rally, Claims No Shot Was Fired

.... Says The Corpse Is Not Fresh.

A 14 years old vendor who has been identified as Jumoke a yoghurt seller in a Ojota area of Lagos state has been shot dead. 

According to reports, Jumoke was shot by a security operative who was dispersing Yoruba Nation agitators at Ojota, Lagos State.

Jumoke's stomach was torn open after the bullets hit her stomach while she was arranging her drinks for sale. 

In a viral video, neighbors were seen covering her body with a cloth as loud Cries filled the air causing a crowd to gather.

The Lagos State Police Command has however come out to deny claims that a 14-year-old girl was shot and killed by the police during the Yoruba Nation rally on Saturday.

The denial by the police was seen in a  statement signed by the police PRO, Olamuyiwa Adejobi, titled;

‘Re: Alleged killing of 14 year-old girl at Oodua rally in Lagos’.

“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a news making rounds that a 14 year-old girl was hit and killed by police bullet today 3rd July, 2021 at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota, Lagos.

“The Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state categorically that it’s a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the good people of Lagos State and the country at large.

“The Command did not fire a single live bullet at Ojota rally today. The said corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland, on the other side of the venue, with dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh.

“After a close look at the corpse, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on it.

“The news is false and mischievous. The Command therefore urges the general public to disregard the news and go about their lawful normal daily activities while investigation to unravel the incident will commence immediately. "

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