JUST IN: Court denies 49 agitators arrested during Yoruba Nation rally bail


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

The 49 persons were paraded by the Lagos Police Command last week in connection with Oodua Republic mega rally at Ojota.

Those paraded include 47 men and two women.

Some of the suspects, according to Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem 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.

But 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 Right Lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo, Esq and Oladapo Kayode, Esq, was adjourned till 27th July 2021 for ruling.

The court had on Monday July 5th, 2021 granted the application for an ex parte order brought before it by the Lagos 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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