18- year- old, Monsurat Ojuade, was shot dead by police officers during a raid in Surulere, Lagos state. The 18- year- old fashion designer was shot just a month after she turned her new age in their compound in Mogaji.
Oluwatosin Ojuade, the elder sister of the deceased while speaking to PremiumTimes stated: ” She ran inside the compound with my other sibling, Laide; my mother was washing clothes when they ran in. ”
” My mother tried to shut the gate but a policeman was dragging it with her, then she heard the gunshot, she didn’ t even know that it had hit someone. She opened the gate to know who shot the bullet and she said she saw the policeman going, she saw the back view. ”
She added: ” Immediately the gunshot hit Monsurat on the leg she shouted, so my immediate younger sister Laide held her and ran back to my mummy that Monsurat has been hit, there was blood on the ground. The bullet passed through her two thighs. ”
On the other hand, a witness named Adepiti Adewunmi, also attest to the incident. The source stated: ” It happened on Friday night around 10: 30 p. m. The mother is a petty trader. We got information that some policemen were picking up people. They were raiding and normally anytime that they are out, they pick innocent people.
Compound of the deceased
The source added: ” It happened that they were trying to pack some goods from the kiosk into their residence when they noticed that some people were running, the girl, her mom and sister also ran. ”
” Immediately they ran inside, they shut the gate, the policemen were forcing the gate to open it, people in the compound ran inside their rooms. While people were running into the compound, Laide, fell and the deceased stopped to help her, leaving the gate open. That was when the policeman fired into the compound. “