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The rumoured death of a teenage girl during the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, was on Saturday described by the police in Lagos as a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the people.
Muyiwa Adejobi, Public Relations Officers, of the state Command, made the assertion, while reacting to claims the deceased youth was felled by police gun shot, declaring that officers did not fire a single live bullet during the demonstration.
Adejobi said the corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland.
The location, he explained, was on the other side of the venue and had dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh.
Said Adejobi: “After a close look at the corpse, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on it”.
Adejobi stressed that the claim that a police bullet killed the young citizen was false and mischievous.
The command warned against “the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories”.