Following the death of a pregnant woman, Mrs Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji at a police checkpoint in Ogun State, some angry youths on Thursday staged a protest.
The protesters, who stormed the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters, blamed policemen manning the checkpoint for her death.
According to reports, the mother of six died while on her way to the hospital for delivery. The deceased was being rushed to the hospital on a motorcycle by two men when they were accosted at the Sowore River checkpoint.
The police officers inquired why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government.
The policemen allegedly delayed the trio on a motorcycle, citing the ongoing restriction of movement over COVID-19, but later allowed them to go upon realizing the woman was bleeding profusely.
Adedeji, however, gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital, prompting the angry youth of the community to storm the police headquarters with the remains of the d**d woman, insisting that policemen were responsible for her death.
Recently, A renowned journalist, Kofi Bartels, has accused the police in Rivers State of being responsible for the loss of his friend’s unborn baby.
Bartels, host of The MorningCrossfire on Nigeria Info FM, Port Harcourt, in a string of tweets on Thursday alleged that officers enforcing the lockdown in the state temporarily detained the pregnant woman.
According to the journalist, the officers said the governor instructed only those with a government permit to be allowed passage – resulting in her losing the baby after eventually reaching the Continue reading here