The police have been charged following a coroner’s investigation into Jumoke Oyeleke’s death.
The coroner, Mukaila Fadeyi, declared that the police were to blame for her death on Monday at the Magistrate Court in Ogba, Lagos.
The police attempted to disperse the peaceful Yoruba Nation march at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota on July 3 by shooting guns and tear gas canisters into the air. Ms. Oyeleke, 25, was shot and killed in the process.
The coroner declared, “The only plausible conclusion is that the deceased died from a weapon by the Nigerian police.”
“The departed are deserving of our condolences.”