Tears as candlelight service holds for salesgirl killed at Yoruba Nation rally - Punch Newspapers
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24 July 2021It was a teary moment as a small group gathered at a church in Ojota on Friday for a candlelight service for Jumoke Oyeleke, the 25-year-old salesgirl that was killed by a stray bullet on July 3.The Yoruba Nation had held a rally in Lagos on July 3, during which a stray bullet reportedly fired by the police at the event hit Jumoke, who was working as an attendant at a nearby shop.
The small group holding the candlelight comprised the family members of the deceased, who organised the procession in her honour and to demand for justice.PUNCH Onlinewas live at the event, which was sponsored by a charity organisation, Remnant Count.
The deceased is survived by her distraught mother and three siblings.Eulogies and tributes poured from attendees who spoke of Jumoke’s calm and gentle manner.One of the speakers at the event was a human rights activist, identified as Dabira, who had stayed close to the family since the incident. headtopics.com
She said, “Jumoke was not a protester, Jumoke was not an activist. She was just a girl that was struggling to ensure that food was put on the table of her three siblings and her sick mom.” Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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