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Yoruba Nation rally: Slain Jumoke’s family gets Sanwo-Olu’s relief

Governor Babatunde gifted the family of Jumoke, the sachet water hawker killed during a Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos this year.

Ayodele Olalere

Family of late Jumoke Oyeleke, the 25-year-old sachet water seller who was felled by Police bullet during the Yoruba Nation rally held in Ojota on July 3, 2021, on Saturday, received keys to a new two-bedroom apartment courtesy the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

They were also presented with a cheque of N1 million.

The keys were presented to the mother of the girl, Mrs. Ifeoluwa Oyeleke, by the Senior Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor on Administration, Mrs. Titi Oshodi. The slain girl was living in a shanty with her mother and three younger sisters at the time of the incident.

According to Mrs Oshodi, the governor decided to intervene in the family matter as a way of sympathising with them on the loss of the girl and ameliorating their sufferings.

“Since the time of the incident at the Yoruba Nation rally, the government have been following up her state in every ramification to find out how she is doing, economically,” she said.

Oshodi added that Governor Sanwo-Olu, being a compassionate governor, felt while it’s not possible to bring back the dead, the state government can at least ameliorate the suffering of the deceased family by providing befitting accommodation for them.

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She further said the two-bedroom apartment located in Irawo, Ikorodu, is a temporary relief for the apartment promising the state government would work towards providing a permanent abode for the family.

Responding, the mother of the Yoruba Nation protest victim, Mrs. Ifeolowa Oyeleke reminisced that her late daughter, Jumoke Oyeleke, was working as a shop assistant when she was hit by a stray bullet. She thanked the governor for coming to their aid.

Also speaking, her daughter Ayomide Adeeko thanked the government for remembering them and pleaded with the governor to help them in the pursuit of their studies.