The Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos has granted bail to 47 Yoruba Nation Protesters except Tajudeen Bakare whose bail was revoked on allegation of murder of a sachet water hawker, Jumoke Oyeleke, who allegedly killed by a stray bullet during the protest.
Maxwell Adeleye, Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide disclosed it in a release issued on Monday, July 26.
He said, “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.
They were charged for Unlawful Assembly, Unlawful Society and Conducts likely to cause breach of Public Peace.
However, one of the arrested protesters, Tajudeen Bakare (the popular Ogboni Chief) was charged by the Police for the murder of a Satchet 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The bail granted to all the Protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked.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.