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How police kill 18yrs old girl seeking Varsity education

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

An 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, has been reported to have been killed by the Nigerian Police in Ijeshatedo axis of Surulere Local Government, Lagos State.

The teenager, who was said to have been allegedly shot by law enforcement officers from Panti station at her house on 53 Mogaji Street, along Agbebi road In Ijeshatedo, was later confirmed dead by medical experts at a private hospital in the state.

It was learnt that the deceased, who scored 236 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, was shot by Police at about 11:34 pm last Friday when they carry out a raid on their community.

The Guild gathered that the policemen, after the act that led to Monsurat, also an experienced fashion designer, death, left the community hurriedly.

The death of the admission seeker came exactly one month after celebrating her 18th birthday where she rolled out her plans before next year.

As gathered, the Ojuade family, who were still pained over the murder of their child, have demanded justice, appealing that the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, to intervene and unravel the killer of their daughter.

Speaking to our correspondent, the mentor to the deceased, Ismael Oguntoyinbo, while narrating how the teenage girl was killed, described the deceased as a brilliant and well-cultured lady who would be missed.

Oguntoyinbo said: “On that fateful day, Monsurat and her sister, Laide, were at their mother’s shop, in front of their house, when they suddenly saw everyone running and they decided to also run in order not to be caught in the web of any unforeseen actions.

“She and her sister ran into their compound and closed the gate but the Police later came there and force their way into the house. And minutes after gaining entrance, the law enforcement agency shot into the compound.

“After the law enforcement officers left, we discovered that Monsurat had been hit by bullet on both legs. In order to save her, we quickly took her to a public hospital where we were told that the doctors are on strike. 

“So we were referred to another private hospital and while on our way to the hospital, we discovered that she was losing so much blood. So, we decided to abandon the plan and go to another private hospital, Havanna, and we considered was close. It was there she was declared dead”, he added.

The mentor to the deceased hinted that the referral note they were given indicated that she was shot a close range by the law enforcement officer. 

According to him, this is unbelievable and we are appealing to everyone that can assist us to get justice on this case to do so. we want justice for Monsurat.

When The Guild contacted Lagos Command Spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, promised to get back to our correspondent and at the time of this report, he was yet to get back.

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