Court Refuses To Grant Bail To 49 Suspects Arrested At Lagos ‘Yoruba Nation’ Rally

A Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, has refused to grant bail to the 49 Yoruba Nation Agitators arrested and detained by Lagos Police Command.


It was gathered that the Lagos Police Command arrested the agitators at Ojota on July 3, 2021, during a rally in support of the actualisation of Yoruba Nation.


The suspects include 47 men and two women and they had been paraded by the Command.


According to the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, some of the suspects were intercepted and found with guns, axes, Oodua flags, Yoruba Armed Forces vests and other items.


Others were arrested at the protest ground in Ojota.


The Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) had rose in defence of those arrested.


The motion for their bail application, filed by human rights lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo, Esq and Oladapo Kayode, Esq, was adjourned to July 27, 2021, for a ruling.


The court had on Monday, July 5, granted the application for an ex-parte order brought before it by the Lagos State Police Command to detain the agitators for 21 days.


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

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