Police keep corpse of Jumoke, lady shot at Ojota Yoruba rally
By Samuel Ogunsona
The corpse of Jumoke, the lady shot at Ojota, during the July 03 pan Yoruba protest has remained with the police.
Sources said the police have not yet released the corpse of Ifeoluwa Oyekele who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet during Ojota rally.
Jumoke’s death was initially the subject of controversy following police denial that her corpse was fresh.
The Odua rally organise by Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popular known as Sunday Igboho was disrupted by security operatives who shot and threw tear gas at the protesters.
Several arrests were made many of who are yet to be released given the stringent conditions issued by the Court
The police denied killing her, after amidsts eye witnesses claims that she was hit when the police started chasing the protesters. A policeman was said to have shot the bullet that killed the young lady.
Jumoke’s mother said she only heard about her daughter’s death and haven’t seen her corpse till date.
She said, “I was inside a tricycle while rushing back home after people called me to start coming home when passengers were saying that an innocent child was gunned down by the police and I didn’t even know that it was my daughter they were talking about. I have not seen her corpse up till now,”
Jumoke’s Supervisor, Oyemade Oluwatosin, confirmed to The Punch that that the victim’s corpse was carried away by the police officers.
She said, “The police came en masse and surrounded her body. They came to meet me and my dad that they wanted to carry her corpse away and we said they could not carry it because we wanted her mother to see her corpse, so they left.
“One of them later came back to meet me that they had to carry her corpse to avoid more death and I said if that was the case, I would have to follow them anywhere they were going. They carried her corpse into their van and my dad and I followed them to Area H, Ogudu.”
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