”It Is Not True” Lagos Police Command Denies Claims Of A Girl Killed By A Stray Bullet At Yoruba Nation Protest
The Lagos state police command has refuted claims that a 14-year-old girl, Jumoke, was killed by a stray bullet during a Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos state, today, July 3.
This afternoon, the footage from the terrible scene was making waves on social media with reports that she was hit and killed by a stray bullet fired in Ojota, where the Yoruba nation protest was taking place.
CSP Ademuyiwa Adejobi, the state police command’s spokeswoman, stated in a statement released this afternoon that the story is untrue and a premeditated attempt to generate confusion and anxiety in the state. According to him, no live bullets were fired while police dispersed the protesters.
The statement reads
”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. The Commissioner of Police,Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore commiserates with the family of the found deceased and assures that thorough investigation will be carried out.
The Command equally wishes to warn against the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories as such could be dangerous and counterproductive”