Policewoman shot during Ekiti bye-election is dead




The in have announced the death of Oluwoye Bukola, the policewoman shot during last Saturday’s State Assembly bye in state.

” With the deepest sorrow, the Command announces the death of W/Sgt. Oluwoye Bukola, who was shot by a group of thugs, that invaded ward 7, Unit 7, during the recent East House of Assembly Bye ”, ASP Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement on Tuesday.

” She died at about 1800hrs on Monday, being 22/03/2021, at the Federal Teaching Hospital, (FETHI), Ado-, after fighting for her life for days.

” The Commissioner of in , CP Babatunde Mobayo, on behalf of the Command, sympathizes with her family and prays to God to grant her soul eternal rest”, the statement said.

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that the deceased, who was one of eight persons shot during the bye , had been in a critical condition following the shooting, raising initial anxiety that she died immediately after the attack.

The authorities, however, clarified that she had been recuperating in hospital since the incident until her death on Monday.

Meanwhile, the statement stated that the suspects, who committed the heinous crime, had been arrested and charged to court on Monday. ()

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