Following the murder of Jumoke Oyeleke, a sales girl killed by a stray bullet during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on July 3, the Lagos State Police Command said it will carry out a post-mortem examination on remains of Jumoke, to ascertain the actual cause of death on Monday.
The 25-year-old was said to have displayed soft drinks at her shop where she worked, close to the rally ground when security men chased some aggrieved members of the Yoruba nation protesters into the premises, and was there after hit by a stray bullet.
However, the police in a statement denied killing the victim, saying she was an abandoned corpse with a wound sustained from a sharp object.
Her family and witnesses, on the other hand said she was killed when police opened fire on protesters.
Speaking with newsmen on Sunday, a lawyer with the Femi Falana Chambers, Taiwo Olawanle, said the police would conduct an autopsy on the corpse on Monday to ascertain the cause of her death.
He said, “The police will be conducting the autopsy tomorrow (Monday) and the Lagos State Government will be responsible for it. As of last week, we were told to pay money for an ambulance and the burial, but the information we got this evening (Sunday) was that the corpse would be released for autopsy and that the family would have to write a letter to the Attorney-General of Lagos State for us to get permission to bury her after the family had made preparations for the burial.”