The Lagos State Police Command has reacted to news making rounds that a 14-year-old girl was hit and killed by a police bullet today 3rd July 2021 at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota, Lagos.
This was contained in a statement issued and E-Signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi (mnipr) PPRO. Lagos State Command dated 3rd July 2021.
The full text of the statement reads below.
The Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumor 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 the Ojota rally today. The said corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from the 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 suspected sustained from a sharp object was seen on
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 a 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.