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Yoruba Nation Rally: Police Denies Killing 14-Year-Old Girl

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The Lagos State Police Command has debunked stories making the rounds about the death of a 14-year-old girl.

According to the news making the round, the girl was hit by a stray bullet at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota,  Lagos.

In a statement released by the state command, and signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer, it debunked in totality the story, stating categorically that it was a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the good people of Lagos State and the country at large.

The command stated that it did not fire a single live bullet at the Ojota rally.

The statement further said that a corpse wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland, on the other side of the venue, with dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh was what was found by the police.

The command stated that on close observation, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on the corpse.

“The news is false and mischievous. The Command therefore urges the general public to disregard the news and go about their lawful normal daily activities while investigation to unravel the incident will commence immediately.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore commiserates with the family of the found deceased and assures that thorough investigation will be carried out.

“The Command equally wishes to warn against the spread or  peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories as such could be dangerous and counterproductive.”

Read full statement:

The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a news making rounds that a 14 year-old girl was hit and killed by police bullet today 3rd July, 2021 at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota,  Lagos.

 

The Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state categorically that it’s a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the good people of Lagos State and the country at large.

 

The Command did not fire a single live bullet at Ojota rally today. The said corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland, on the other side of the venue, with dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh.  After a close look at the corpse, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on it.

 

The news is false and mischievous. The Command therefore urges the general public to disregard the news and go about their lawful normal daily activities while investigation to unravel the incident will commence immediately. The Commissioner of Police,Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore commiserates with the family of the found deceased and assures that thorough investigation will be carried out.

 

The Command equally wishes to warn against the spread or  peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories as such could be dangerous and counterproductive.

 

Thanks.

 

E-SIGNED

 

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI (mnipr)

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

LAGOS STATE COMMAND

DATED 3RD JULY, 2021.

 

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