Omoba Deborah who was alleged to have been hit by a bullet from a helicopter which hovered around Lokoja, Kogi state during the November 16 governorship election is said to be fighting for her life.
The 23-year-old woman is presently at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja with a bullet still lodged in her body, according to reports.
Deborah was said to be sleeping at her home at the pastorium of the Apostolic Church headquarters, Ajara quarters Lokoja, when she was hit by a stray bullet.
The helicopter was reportedly hovering round the church, when a bullet released from hit pieced through Deborah’s body, lodging straight into the upper region of her thigh very close to her private part.
The pastor in charge of the church, Abraham Olusegun while speaking with newsmen said the victim, a daughter of one the Overseers of the church was observing her siesta on that fateful election day when she suddenly screamed from her sleep.
He said, “Immediately, we rushed into the room, and found the girl writhing in her pool of blood with the upper region of her thigh, very close to the vagina badly battered.
“We immediately rushed her to the federal medical center lokoja. We also reported at the police station. But the police and other security agencies did nothing up till now.”
The victim when interviewed by newsmen could barely speak.
The head of clinical services in the medical centre, Dr Taiwo Jones while speaking with Vanguard said the pellet lodged at a very sensitive part of the victim’s body which makes the extraction of the bullet at the moment very difficult .
He said, “Whenever a bullet is lodged at a very sensitive area of the body trying to remove it immediately could cause more damage. The best thing to do is to leave it for sometime and allow the body system to react and push the bullet to the surface which will make it easier for it to be removed by surgery.
“The victim is now in a stable condition as all necessary medications and treatment have been carried out on her.”
Even in the hospital, Dr Jones said the helicopter also released some gunshots on the premises of the hospital which made everyone to scamper for safety, “It was providence that saved staff and patients of the medical center as a live bullet was recovered at the consultant office while another live bullet was recovered at the hospital library.”
“When the management of the medical center reported the incident to the police with the live bullets, it was discovered that the bullets used by the helicopter were more deadly and bigger than those of the AK47 rifle.”
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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