Ogun Waterside youths protest death of pregnant woman after being denied hospital access by police
A pregnant woman was allegedly killed by a police officer who denied her access to a hospital because of the coronavirus lockdown in Ogun Waterside.
The incident happened in Ibiade area, and she was said to be in labour and in need of medical care before she gave up the ghost.
Livid youths are already protesting over the killing of the woman at the Police Station. I’ve been reliably informed that some influential people are trying to sweep the issue under the carpet. Let them be quickly informed that this matter will pursued to a logical conclusion. pic.twitter.com/g51EnoOHHu
— FESTUS OGUN (@mrfestusogun) May 21, 2020
The death of the pregnant woman triggered youths to move to the police station to express their displeasure with a protest.
In reaction to the situation, a top police official in Abuja, ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran who heads the Compliant Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force said that the Commissioner for Police in Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson has been informed for further investigation.
Investigation request forwarded yo the CP Ogun, pls.
— ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran (@AcpIshaku) May 21, 2020
Late on Wednesday, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu clarified that essential service providers including medical personnel and citizens in need of essential services are permitted to move during the coronavirus lockdown.
Ogun State has been on lockdown since April 3 and Governor Dapo Abiodun extended the restriction of movement by another week last Friday.