Popular Nigerian comedian, actor and activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has donated a sum of N500,000 to the family of Jumoke Oyeleke, the salesgirl who was killed during the Yoruba Nation rally in Ojota, Lagos state.
The popular skit maker made this known on his Instagram handle after visiting the family of late Jumoke.
Jumoke was reportedly killed by stray bullet believed to have been fired by the police at the rally in Gani Fawehinmi Park on July 3 2021, where agitators for the Yoruba Nation had gathered amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers.
The 14-year-old girl was sitting outside her mother’s drink shop arranging some wares, the bullet ripped her open and ended her life. Read More
Mr Macaroni in his Instagram post wrote, “I visited the family house
of Late Jumoke Oyeleke, the young lady who was killed by a stray Bullet at the Yoruba Nation Rally.
The family are grievously mourning the death of Jumoke who was the bread winner of the house.
She worked as a sales attendant in a beverage store and used the little she earned to take care of her mother and 3 siblings.
“I visited their family house with Dabira and donated N500,000 to support the family hoping that fellow Nigerians would also kindly support them as they go through this unbearable loss.” he added.
He also stated that the government nor the police are yet to take any responsibility and the family have been left to saddle all the financial burdens from mortuary bills, to autopsy, to bills for case treatment and the well-being of the entire family who have been abandoned.
‘Daddy wa‘ as he’s fondly called urged other members of the public to donate and support the family with whatever amount they can.