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#RIPOKE: UI/UX Designer Shot Dead In Lagos During EndSARS Protest



A UI/UX designer, Oke, has been killed by a stray bullet during the ongoing EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

Oke, whose Twitter handle is @O_Okee, was allegedly killed by a police bullet in his home.

Few hours before his death, Oke had tweeted, “Nigeria will not end me.”

Oke’s last tweet before he was killed

Unfortunately, that was his last tweet as he was killed three hours later by a stray bullet to his neck.

Twitter Mourns

Twitter users have expressed their shock and sadness at the untimely death of Oke, who many described as a ‘hero.’

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Former BBNaija housemate, Tacha, tweeted: “I know HEAVEN Is a beautiful place because they’ve got youWhite heart. Oke you died a HEROE! Oke we will never FORGET YOU! Oke where ever you’ll b, you’ll be in our HEARTSBroken heartBroken heart RIP OKE Rest In Power Brother.”

According to a Twitter user, @jaiye__wuraola, “Oke was one of the best students at Bosworth College International.”

She also said that he was the head boy while she was the head girl.

Oke’s girlfriend, Derin, with the Twitter handle @derinmama, tweeted a picture of them together with the caption, “We had forever to go Oke Loudly crying face”.

Below are more tweets:

EndSARS Protests

For 14 consecutive days, Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to police brutality in the country.

Following the protests across states in Nigeria and internationally, the  Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammad Adamu, disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The IGP, however, announced the formation of a new outfit, the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT).

The youths rejected the new unit as they termed it “new wine in an old bottle.”

However, things took a new turn on Tuesday, October 20, when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos declared a 24-hour curfew.

This was as a result of attacks by criminal elements on government properties.

On Tuesday night, around 7pm, the Nigerian Army shot and killed peaceful protesters gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate.