Protest as pregnant woman dies at police checkpoint

Posted by News Express | 22 May 2020 | 1,191 times

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Aggrieved youths Thursday staged a protest in Abigi, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State, following the death of a pregnant woman at a police checkpoint.

The protesters, who stormed the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters, blamed policemen manning the checkpoint for the death of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji.

New Telegraph learnt that the late Adedeji, mother of six, lost her life while on the way to hospital for delivery.

The deceased, it was learnt, was being taken on motorcycle by two men when they were accosted at the police checkpoint.

Eye witnesses said the driver of the motorcycle conveying the pregnant woman from Zion, Ibiade, was stopped by police officers at the Sowore River checkpoint for questioning.

The policemen allegedly delayed the trio on motorcycle, citing the ongoing restriction of movement over COVID-19, but later allowed them to go upon realising the woman was bleeding profusely.

Our correspondent, however, learnt that Adedeji gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital.

Miffed by the tragic, angry youths in the community stormed the police headquarters with the remains of the dead woman, insisting that policemen were responsible for her death. (New Telegraph)


Source: News Express

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