Nigerian popular Instagram comedian, actor and activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has supported the family of the young girl, Jumoke Oyeleke, killed during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos with a sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000).
This was disclosed by the comedian via a post on his social media page after he visited the family of the late young girl who was killed while trying to hustle for herself and her family at the Ojota area of Lagos State.
Recall that the unfortunate incident happened to Jumoke on July 3, 2021, when she was said to have been killed by a stray bullet believed to have been fired by the police at the rally in Gani Fawehinmi Park, where agitators for the Yoruba Nation had gathered amid the presence of armed policemen and soldiers.
Mr Macaroni, in a statement released via her official Twitter handle, @mrmacaronii, wrote:
“I visited the family of the late Jumoke Oyeleke; the 25yrs old that was killed during the Yoruba Nation Rally. They need all the support they can get right now. I have donated N500,000 today and I plead with all those who can to kindly support the family.”
He also appealed to all members of the general public to support the family of the young girl, noting that she was the breadwinner of their family as she used to cater for her mother and her 3 siblings with the little she was making at the beverages store where she was working as a sales attendant.
He wrote further:
“Also important to note is that Jumoke (the deceased) was the breadwinner of the house. She was a sales attendant at a beverage store and she used the little she made to sustain her mother and 3 siblings. As it is, the family has nothing.
Mr Macaroni also noted that it is very heartbreaking that at the time he visited the girl’s family, Neither the government nor police force had taken responsibility, and the family despite their state of mourning have been told to bear all responsibilities.