Protest As Pregnant Woman In Labour Dies At Police Checkpoint Over Facemask

Angry youths, staged a very heavy protest in Abigi, Ogun State, following the death of a pregnant woman, Mrs Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji, at a police checkpoint. gathered that the angry protesters, who actually stormed the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters, in overwhelming anger, blamed the policemen on duty at the checkpoint for her death. The woman who is also the loving mother of six other children tragically lost her life while on the way to the hospital for delivery.

She was being rushed to the hospital on a motorcycle, with two other men when they were accosted by the policemen at a checkpoint. The zealous police officers inquired why they were not on their face masks as required by the government; The policemen allegedly delayed the trio on the motorcycle, giving reasons about the ongoing restriction of movement due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, they allowed them to go after realizing the woman was bleeding profusely.

She sadly died before arriving at thehospital.

This action by the policemen agitated the youths in the area, prompting the angry youth of the community to storm the police headquarters with the remains of the dead woman, insisting that policemen were responsible for her death.

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