Sanwo-Olu gifts mother of Yoruba Nation rally victim 2-bedroom apartment, N1m

Relief came the way of the grieving mother of late Jumoke Oyeleke, the salesgirl who was allegedly killed during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on July 3, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday gave the family a well-furnished 2- bedroom apartment in the Ikorodu area of the state and N1 million.

The mother and her children were currently residing in a shanty in the Ogudu area of the state before the governor’s latest intervention.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Lagos State Governor on Administration, Mrs. Titi Oshodi, while handing over the keys of the accommodation to Mrs. Ifeoluwa Oyeleke, the mother of the slain sales girl, said the state government had been following the matter of the girl allegedly killed by police stray bullet during the rally for quite sometimes now and had decided to intervene.

“We are in the new place of the family of the victim of Yoruba Nation Rally which took place a few months ago. We have been to her initial place of abode, We have been in touch with the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Ifeoluwa Oyeleke, since the time of the incident, following up her state in every ramification to find out how she is doing, economically.

“Due to the compassionate nature of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in ameliorating their suffering as possible, he felt if it is not possible to bring back the dead we can at least ameliorate the suffering of the family of the deceased.

“So here we are at the place of abode, for Mrs Ifeoluwa Oyeleke with her three children and effectively present these keys to her and also present a little bit of a token of N1 million from the governor to help fit into the next phase of life,” she said.

Oshodi explained that since the tragic incident was not planned, the governor decided to make a quick arrangement for the family by renting an apartment in the interim for her and the other children, “while pursuing other action, moving forward.”

Responding, Mrs. Oyeleke, mother of the victim of the Yoruba Nation rally, reminisced that her late daughter, Jumoke, was working as a shop assistant when she was hit by a stray bullet, thanking the governor for coming to their aid.

Speaking further, she said her former abode was a rented apartment but had to leave together with her children when the landlord sold it to a developer.

According to her, she and her family relocated to the shanty in the Ogudu area of the state “and we have been staying there for about a year before Jumoke died.”

“It was a church member who allowed us to stay in the shanty. I work as a domestic assistance, I help people wash clothes, and clean their compounds. I thank the government for remembering me and my children. God will bless Governor Sanwo-Olu and what happened to me will not be his portion. God will grant his heart desires,” she said.

“I want the government to help me find a profitable job so I can train my children properly. My children used to attend a private school but I enrolled them in a government school because I could no longer afford the fees of a private school.

“The house is rented and I cannot afford to renew the rent after the three years that was paid for so I would love to be employed profitably,” she added.

Also speaking, her daughter, Ayomide Adeeko, thanked the government for remembering them and pleaded with the governor to help them to pursue their studies.

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