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Lagos Court Grants 49 Yoruba Nation Agitators Bail, As They Face Charges For Murder, Treason, Others




The Yaba Magistrates’ Court docket, Lagos, has granted bail to the 49 Yoruba Nation agitators.


The Lagos State Police Command on July third arrested the agitators at Ojota, Lagos whereas protesting in help of the actualisation of the Yoruba Nation and demanding the liberty of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.

The defendants embody Olasunkanmi Tanimola; Kabiru Lawanson; Chinemerem Emmanuel; Rasaki Musibau; Lukman Olalade; Olasanmi Oladipupo; Bashiru Shittu; Taofeek Abdusalam; Olamilekan Abata; Abdullahi Sikiru; Tosin Adeleye; Babatunde Lawal.

Others embody: Abiodun Taiwo, Adagunodo Babatunde, Oluwafemi Adeleye, Oloye Taiwo, Saheed Kareem, Adebayo Waheed, Akinbode Sunday, Lawal Akeem, Samuel Ire, Ogundile Dare, Oba Tajudeen Bakare.

A movement for his or her bail utility was filed by human rights attorneys led by Olasupo Ojo and Oladapo Kayode.

The court docket in a ruling on July 5 didn’t grant bail to the 49 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command.

The defendants, who had been arrested in reference to the Oodua republic mega rally, had been additional detained by an ex parte order granted for 21 days.

The 21-day ex parte order will expire on July 26, 2021.

Part of the order learn, “I, Inspector Atagahmen Richard, Nigerian citizen/ police officer hooked up to the State Felony Investigation Division, Panti, underneath the Lagos State Police Command do hereby depose on oath and state as follows: 

“That I’m the above-named individual and deal with, that I’m a part of the group of investigating Law enforcement officials at the moment investigating a case of conspiracy, homicide, treason, felony, illegal possession of firearms and conduct prone to trigger a breach of peace towards the defendant and each reality deposed herein got here to my information in the midst of execution of my responsibility by advantage of which I’m conversant with the information of this case.

“That the Police arrested the defendants at Ojota whereas rampaging, protesting and inflicting mayhem and panic to the general public peace. That the suspects are significantly indicted. That the police are by this utility requesting for the remands of the defendants for the 21 days to allow the police to conclude their investigation.”

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