Police threatened to shoot me – Mother of girl killed during protest

Ifeoluwa Oyeleke, the mother of 14-year-old Jumoke Monsurat Oyeleke, who was killed during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on Saturday, says that up until now, she has yet to see the corpse of her child.

Police threatened to shoot me – Mother of girl killed during protest

She alleged that when she and her brother visited the Police Station where her corpse was believed to have been taken, the policemen on duty threatened to shoot her and her brother on the legs if they didn’t leave immediately, The Punch reports.

She added that the policemen also threatened to fire a teargas canister at them. She, however, did not state which Police Station they had visited.

The distraught mother-of-four also disclosed that the victim was her first child.

Jumoke’s body was found sprawled on the ground in a pool of blood, with her stomach ripped apart. This was shortly after policemen had opened fire to disperse those at the rally who were agitating for a separate nation for the Yoruba nation.

The police have, however, denied playing any part in Jumoke’s death, saying that the blood found around her corpse was dry, and that it was an indication that the body was not fresh.

Speaking to The Punch, Ifeoluwa said, “I got a call while I was in Ikeja where I had gone to work.

“When I asked to know what it was about, I was told that there was no issue but that my presence was needed at home.

“It was when I got home that I learnt of what had happened. I was told that the bullet shot by the police killed my daughter.”

Ifeoluwa stated that she had yet to see the corpse of her daughter since she got the news of her death yesterday.

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