A group identified as ReminantCount, has sponsored a candlelight programme for the late victim of July 3 Yoruba Nation Rally at Ojota, Lagos State, 14-year-old Jumoke Oyeleke
The candlelight service will hold on July 23rd, 2021, and start around 3:30pm at Ayorinde Church, No 50, Hon. Bayo Oshinowo Street in Ogudu-Ojota, Lagos state.
According to the group, the service is purposely meant to honour the late Jumoke and demand justice on her behalf.
SaharaReporters had reported that an autopsy report by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, revealed that Jumoke, survived by three siblings and a mother, died of “Haemopericardium, disruption of the heart and lungs and missile injury to the chest".
It was said to have been caused by a stray bullet from the gun of the Department of State Services, DSS, during the rally.
Hemopericardium refers to blood in the pericardial sac of the heart. It is clinically similar to a pericardial effusion, and, depending on the volume and rapidity with which it develops, may cause cardiac tamponade.
Agitators for Yoruba self-determination had on July 3 gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota despite the presence of armed policemen and soldiers.
This was after the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had addressed journalists at the venue, where he announced that no rally was allowed in the state.
However, his announcement was ignored by the agitators who flaunted their banners and chanted all sorts of slogans to express their determination towards the breakaway of the Yoruba group from Nigeria.
This displeased the security operatives at the venue who fired teargas canisters and used water cannons to disperse the crowd.
This didn’t deter the agitators who returned to their converging point and carried on from where they left off.
The next action from the security operatives had everyone at the rally scampering to safety as gunshots could be heard from different directions.
When the situation became a bit calm, Jumoke, who was said to be displaying drinks at a shop nearby, was seen lying in a pool of blood.
She was reported to have been hit by a stray bullet when security operatives were dispersing the crowd at the rally.