Atanda Jimoh, the father of the man, Isiaka Jimoh who was shot during the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso, Oyo state said that his son was due for graduation a day after his tragic death.
According to Isiaka’s father, the deceased was due to graduate on Sunday, October 11, to become a trained electrician.
He made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 13, while speaking with journalists in Ogbomoso.
The father of late Isiaka noted that despite the donation of blood to save him the family still lost their son, Premium Times reports.
Jimoh went on to narrate how the family tried to save the young man who died after he was hit by a bullet on Saturday, October 10, while watching the protest from afar.
Isiaka was rushed to Bowen Teaching Hospital in Ogbomoso where he was pronounced dead. Speaking further, Atanda said he and the mother of the deceased donated pints of blood to save the deceased. While regretting that the blood donation couldn’t save his son, Atanda described the deceased as a cool headed person.
He added that his son usually avoids trouble and that he (Jimoh Isiaka) left behind a pregnant wife and a two-year-old child.
In another news, Late Jimoh Isiaka’s Parents Vows To Keep The Bullet That Killed Their Son
The grieving parents of Jimoh Isiaka, have vowed to keep the bullet shot by Police officer that untimely cut short the life of their only child.
Recall that Jimoh Isaka was shoot dead on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Jimoh Isiaka woke up like every normal Nigerian youth and decided to embark on the peaceful EndSARS protest just like every other Nigerian youth in the country but his own story was not the same.
According to the source who shared photos of the heartbroken parents holding on to the bullet, he wrote:
Now, take a look at Jimoh Ishaq’s parents! They have promised to keep this bullet till they meet their own death. Now ask yourself, if it was your child that was killed?
Ask yourself if it was your 70years old mother that was slapped by the police yesterday just for demanding to see her own son that was arrested and about to be framed up.
Ask yourself if we are not fighting for your children as well? Ask yourself if you get killed by the police unjustly today, you’ll get justice.
Ask yourself, if you’re truly living and not in fear. Ask yourself if you’re not scared of police than the armed robbers. We will see this till the end! For the death of our brothers that have been killed.
In another news, Nollywood actor and philanthropist, Williams Uchemba has gifted the sum of 1 million naira to the father of Jimoh Isiaka, a student who was who shot dead by the police during #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Recall that Jimoh lost his life three days ago when a stray bullet hit him in Ogbomoso amid ongoing protests seeking an end to police brutality and extra-judicial killings.
As part of efforts to console Isiaka’s family, Williams Uchemba set out to locate his father as he asked well-meaning Nigerians to provide him with Pa Jimoh’s contact.
Taking to Twitter, the actor shared a video and wrote; “Please help me with Jimoh isiakas fathers contact information and the family of the victims that where killed yesterday. He can’t get his son back the least we can do is take care of them.”
However after hours of searching for him, Uchemba revealed that he has been in touch and posted another video of him speaking with Isiaka’s father as he offered Pa Jimoh the N1m.
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I was able to reach the father of the young boy Jimoh isiaka that was killed my the police durning the peaceful protest in Oyo state and by the help of God I supported him with 1,000,000 (One million naira) in as much as I know that money can’t bring back the dead, the least we can do is to support them in any way we can. I also need the contact of the family of the police men that was killed yesterday in Lagos and the other victims, I heard nothing has been done for them, please if you have their contact help me with it. And if you want to also support in any you can please do. We are all they have 1016362878 Zenith (and for the sake of transparency and integrity we will post whatever we got and share it for them accordingly). My heart is broken because this people could have been my family members and loved ones. Thank you @lekan_kingkong for the contact information