Court grants 49 Yoruba Nation agitators bail

The 49 agitators arrested and held by the Lagos Police Command were granted bail by a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba on Monday.

The 49 individuals arrested in connection with the Oodua Republic massive demonstration at Ojota were paraded by the Lagos Police Command.

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There are 47 men and two women among those paraded.

According to Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, some of the suspects were apprehended and discovered with firearms, axes, Oodua flags, Yoruba Armed Forces jackets, and other stuff. Others were detained at the Ojota protest site.

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), however, came out in support of those imprisoned.

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Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, the IOO’s Media Communications Secretary, disclosed to The Nation on Monday that the agitators will each contribute N300,000 with two sureties.

Human rights attorneys led by Olasupo Ojo and Oladapo Kayode submitted a request for their bail application.

Adeleye explained that one of the sureties must be a family member and the other must be a community leader or priest with proof of tax payment.

Olasunkanmi Tanimola, Kabiru Lawanson, Chinemerem Emmanuel, Rasaki Musibau, Lukman Olalade, Olasanmi Oladipupo, Bashiru Shittu, Taofeek Abdusalam, Olamilekan Abata, Abdullahi Sikiru, Tosin Adeleye, and Babatunde Lawal are among those who have been granted bail.

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

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