The father of the #ENDSARS protester Jimoh Isiaq who was shot dead by Police in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, was captured weeping bitterly over the death of his son.
According to reports, the late Jimoh was shot in the leg by a Police Personnel during the protest.
The executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde who confirmed the incident, said Jimoh Isiaq was rushed to Bowen Teaching Hospital in Ogbomosho where he later died.
In his statement, Seyi Makinde said the situation is regrettable and assured Nigerians he has directed the relevant agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring justice to the bereaved family.
Part of the Governor’s statement reads:
“This situation is highly regrettable. I have contacted the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, and other relevant agencies, and investigations into what led to the unfortunate incident are still ongoing. I pray that God grants the parents of Jimoh Isiaq the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
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The Police have however denied having a hand in the death of the late protester.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Saturday, said that the police did not fire a single shot at any protester.
Fadeyi said that the protesters were allowed to express their grievances for over one hour.
“According to the information I gathered from the officers monitoring the protest, the police did not fire shot at anybody.
“The protesters were allowed for over one hour to carry out their protest and express their grievances until when some of them wanted to forcefully enter the police station with a view to attacking it.
“The police only fired teargas to disperse the protesters; they did not fire shot at anybody as widely reported,’’ Fadeyi said.