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Lagos Police charge 48 Yoruba Nation rally suspects for ‘unlawful assembly’ (Full List)

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has charged the 48 Yoruba Nation Protesters arrested on Saturday 3rd July, 2021 in Ojota, Lagos before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.

In a statement by the Communications Manager for Ilana Omo Oodua, IOO, Maxwell Adeleye said: “They were charged for Unlawful Assembly, Unlawful Society and Conducts likely to cause breach of Public Peace.”

Adeleye said: “However, one of the arrested protesters, Tajudeen Bakare (the popular Ogboni Chief) was charged by the Police for the murder of a Sachet Water Hawker, Jumoke Oyeleke, killed by a stray bullet during the protest.

“The bail granted to all the Protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked. The Court refers Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutor, DPP, for further advise.”

Some of the suspects, according to Odumosu, 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 suspects include 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 are Abiodun Taiwo, Adagunodo Babatunde, Oluwafemi Adeleye, Oloye Taiwo, Saheed Kareem, Adebayo Waheed, Akinbode Sunday, Lawal Akeem, Samuel Ire, Ogundile Dare, Oba Tajudeen Bakare.

He confirmed the bail granted to all the protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked.

“The Court refers Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further advice,” he added.

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