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Yoruba Nation rally: Slain Jumoke died from bullet wound, Autopsy reveals


CP Hakeem Odumosu, Slain Jumoke Oyeleke

The salesgirl who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on July 3, Jumoke Oyeleke, died from injury sustained after being hit by a bullet.

An autopsy carried out on the 25-year-old Jumoke’s remains on Monday revealed, The PUNCH reports.

The report contradicted the claim that Jumoke was abandoned after she was stabbed, a claim made by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.

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The autopsy report was signed by one Dr S.S. Soyomi of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

It attributed her death to “haemopericardium, disruption of the heart and lungs and missile injury to the chest.”

Agitators for the Yoruba Nation gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park at Ojota amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers the said day.

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Jumoke, who displayed soft drinks at her boss’ shop in a compound close to the rally ground, was killed when security men chased agitators into the premises.

Her family and witnesses said she was hit when the police opened fire on the protesters.