Yoruba Nation: Coroner Inquest To Reveal Findings on Stray Bullet Misery

A coroner’s inquest into the death of Jumoke Oyeleke, the lady reportedly killed by a stray bullet during a rally in Lagos state, will today announce its verdict

On July 3, Yoruba Nation agitators converged on the Ojota area of Lagos to demand an independent state for the southwest region.

It was alleged that police shot into the air and used teargas to disperse the crowd and Jumoke, a 25-year-old salesgirl, was found dead.

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The police denied firing live bullets at the protesters and claimed that an examination of her body revealed stab wounds as the likely cause of her death.

But, an autopsy report from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital showed that Jumoke died from “hemopericardium”, that is, disruption to the heart and lungs and missile injury to the chest”.

Subsequently following the controversy surrounding the death, and the public outcry, the state government set up a coroner’s inquest to unravel the mystery behind the incident.


Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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