By Henry Okonkwo
The Lagos State Police Command has denied firing any live bullet at the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos.
The police made the denial following reports that a 14-year-old girl was hit and killed by a stray bullet fired by officers to disrupt the ongoing rally.
Police spokesperson in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the reports are rumours being calculated to create confusion and fears in the minds of the people.
He alleged that the girl’s corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance from venue of the rally.
Adejobi disclosed that the body had dried blood stains, implying that the corpse is not fresh.
He said, “After a close look at the corpse, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on it.
“The claim that a police bullet killed the young citizen is false and mischievous.
“We warn against the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories.”