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Yoruba Nation: Family of slain salesgirl to sue LASG, Police



The family of Jumoke Oyeleke, the salesgirl who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on Saturday have threatened to sue the Lagos State Government and the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, over her death.

Agitators for the Yoruba Nation gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota on Saturday amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers.

Jumoke, 25, who displayed soft drinks at her boss’ shop located in a compound close to the rally ground when security men chased some agitators onto the premises, was hit by a stray bullet.

She died on the spot.

Speaking with Punch correspondent on Monday, the family’s lawyer, Olasupo Ojo, said the family was waiting for the result of the coroner’s inquest before taking any legal step.

Ojo said the family would hold the state police commissioner responsible for Jumoke’s death.

He said,

 “We want to expose the lies of the police; they lied that the lady died before the rally and they lied to the whole world that she was not killed by the police. We have applied for a coroner’s inquest to get the government to take over the corpse and an autopsy to be carried out to determine the actual cause of death

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