- EndSARS protest has claimed another life
- This time, it was the driver of Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment
- Keyamo tweeted that the late driver, Yohanna Shankuk, was hit by a car during the protest in Abuja on Wednesday, October 14
The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has announced the death of one of his drivers, Yohanna Shankuk, in Abuja.
In in a tweet on Thursday, October 15, Keyamo revealed that Shankuk was hit by a vehicle during the EndSARS protest somewhere in the Berger area of Abuja on Wednesday, October 14.
His tweet read:
"I regret to announce that my driver, Mr. Yohanna Shankuk, died yesterday in Abuja as a result of the protests.
"A vehicle that saw advancing protesters at Berger roundabout, made a U-turn, took the one-way back and ran over him as he was making his way on foot to my private office."
Earlier, the police command in Lagos claimed that no EndSARS protester was killed in the state contrary to reports that have already gone viral in the media.
This position was put forward by the police commissioner in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, during his conversation with protesters most of whom were lawyers on Tuesday, October 13.
Odumosu, rather said that what policemen have done so far was to protect protesters from hoodlums who tried to take advantage of the situation.
The police commissioner explained that stray bullets hit and killed a civilian, a driver precisely, and a policeman in the Surulere part of the state.
"The driver came out to see what caused the traffic gridlock and he was the one hit by a bullet and a police inspector. So, we lost a police inspector and a civilian.
“Two of them were not even part of the protesters so there’s no single protester in Lagos that has been killed as far as I am concerned. None! If you have, tell me the incidence, tell me the rank, tell me the name, there is none.”
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