It is no longer news that a young boy, Jimoh Isiaka whose name has been trending on social media especially on Twitter was allegedly shot dead by a police officer in Ogbomoso, Oyo state while watching the people protesting against SARS.
Isiaka was reported to be shot by one of the men of the Nigeria Police Force while trying to scatter the angry protesters. He was buried after reported dead at Bowen Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso according to the Islamic rite in his hometown.
After the incident which caused a lot of mixed reactions on social media, the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, also conveyed his consolation and dissatisfaction with the killing of the young boy during the #EndSARS protest in the Ogbomoso area of the state.
The governor also requested an investigation into the death of Isiaka, assuring that he would personally visit the deceased family to physically express his condolence.
Nonetheless, the Oyo State Police Command refuted killing Isiaka by alleging that its men only discharged teargas at the protesters to disperse them without the intention of killing anyone.
Few hours after the burial of Isiaka of Ogiri compound, Ita Alasa, a video of his depressed father surfaced online whereby he was spotted being condoled by some people but he kept saying that he has accepted his fate.
(Jimoh Isiaka’s father in green Ankara fabrics sitting on a bench)
According to Isiaka’s father in the video, he said in Yoruba but translated to English, “I have accepted my fate. I have no one besides this child.”
The video was posted by iFarmer on Twitter with the caption, “this is Jimoh Isiaq’s Father weeping uncontrollably, imagine the pain he is going through, Please end Sars before they end us.”
The Twitter user also disclosed the occupation of Isiaka’s father. He said he is a driver who has gone out for work all day only to return and heard his son has been shot dead.
“This man is a driver, he was out to work all day, he came home and got a call that his son Jimoh has been shot by the police.”, iFarmer said on Twitter.
Watch Video below
This is Jimoh Isiaq’s Father weeping uncontrollably, imagine the pain he is going through, Please end Sars before they end us. @aproko_doctor @officialnairam1 @segalink @instablog9ja @chemicalbrodar #EndSarsNow #OgbomosoProtests #JimohIsiaq pic.twitter.com/lUK6LVd6PW
— iFarmer (@billilee_) October 10, 2020
After this video appeared online, it got lots of reactions which also saw Singer Simi reacting to the video
May his soul rest in perfect peace!