LOCKDOWN: Pregnant woman dies at police checkpoint in Ogun

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Dead Pregnant woman covered with cloth, Mrs Opeoluwa Waifat Adedeji-down

A pregnant woman, Waidat Adedeji allegedly died on Wednesday while being delayed at a police checkpoint in Abigi, an area of Ogun State Waterside

Protesters have however stormed the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters blaming the police officers for the incident.

According to reports, the mother of six, Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji died while on her way to the hospital for delivery. The deceased was being rushed to the hospital on a motorcycle by two men when they were accosted at the Sowore River checkpoint.

The police officers inquired why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government.

The policemen allegedly delayed the trio on the motorcycle, citing the ongoing restriction of movement over COVID-19, but was forced to give way upon realizing the woman bleeding profusely.

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Waidat, however, gave up the ghost before reaching the hospital, prompting the angry youth of the community to storm the police headquarters with the remains of the woman, insisting that policemen were responsible for her death.

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