LAGOS CORONER INDICTS POLICE OVER THE DEATH OF SALESGIRL BY STRAY BULLET.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 17, 2022
A coroner’s inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of a lady reportedly killed by a stray bullet during a Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos state, Jumoke Oyeleke has returned a verdict indicting the police.
The coroner, Magistrate Mukaila Fadeyi, who sat at the magistrate court in the Ogba area of Lagos, said the police
shot the deceased and caused her untimely death.
On July 3, 2021, Yoruba Nation agitators converged at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in the Ojota area of Lagos to demand an independent state for the southwest region.
It was alleged that police shot into the air and used teargas canisters to disperse the crowd and Jumoke, a 25-year-old salesgirl, was shot dead.