**....as youths, residents protest, demand justice
UTHMAN BALOGUN & JOHN IZABI,
OGUN - A heavily pregnant woman profusely bled to death earlier today at Ibiade area in Ogun waterside due to her inability to access quick medical attention.
Mrs Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji, a mother of six was said to have called an okada man to assist her to the hospital when she discovered she had labor pains. The woman was assisted by her son on the okada to the general hospital from Ita- Otu but got stucked at Sowore for hours due to the resistant of the police officers at the check point.
NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that her inability to get the needed quick medical attention was due to the overzealous attitude of officers of the Nigeria Police Force stationed in the command who prevented her from accessing medical attention which she pleaded for before her unfortunate death.
Meanwhile, the police officers who stopped the pregnant woman who was said to have cried profusely in pains to get to the hospital on time for needed medical attention, based their actions on strict enforcement of the lockdown order given by the government and their superior officers.
Meanwhile, the deceased son said all their pleas to these officers fell on their deaf ears despite seeing the pregnant woman in a noticeable laboring pains. "they insisted we turn back despite our passionate appeals", he stated.
"It was after they discovered that the woman has lost consciousness that they allowed us. And painfully, I lost my mother before she got to the hospital", he cried.
Sharing the information exclusively with NEWS FLAKES NG, an eyewitness revealed that few moments after the incident, angry youths and other residents of the area took to the streets in their large numbers in protest of what they described as "insensitive and wicked actions" of the police officers who prevented her from getting the medical attention she sought, prior to her unfortunate death.
They protested to the command of the police force at Ogun waterside where the incident had taken place and demanded that justice must be done as the innocent pregnant woman and her that of her unborn baby should not die in vain.
Some of the protesting residents while insisting on their demands accused some leaders and community heads of alleged connivance with the officers in an attempt to sweep the matter under the carpet.
However, the timely intervention of the local government transition chairman, Comrade Oluwafemi Onanuga, the Alarige of Ibiade and the Ojotunmoro of Abigi doused the tension and the palpable crisis that would have erupted.
The protesting youths who carried the corpse to the police headquarters at Abigi were ready for a total showdown but the timely intervention of some notable indigenes and royal fathers of the communities calmed the situation.
While calming the nerves of the youths, the local government chairman promised to monitor the case and make sure that justice was done to it.
He equally promised to get the approval of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun Mfr, the executive Governor of Ogun state to empower at least, two of the deceased children into the workforce of Ogun Waterside local government.
Moreso, the Police Area Command has ordered the arrest of the erring officers and set to transfer them to Elewearan in Ogun state headquarter for proper investigation.
The Area Commander equally promised to recommend two of the deceased children to the Police Commissioner for employment into Nigeria police force.
Meanwhile, many indigenes of the local government have been complaining about the harassment and bribery demands of police officers in different checkpoints in Ogun Waterside before the lockdown order.
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