The Lagos Police Command has charged 48 suspects Yoruba Nation agitators arrested during a rally at the Gani Fawehimi Freedom park in Ojota a few weeks ago.
Naija News reports that the state Police Commissioner, Kayode Odumosu, charged the suspects before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba for unlawful assembly, unlawful society and conducts likely to cause breach of public peace.
But last week, the Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) had rose in defence of those arrested, securing their bail from the Lagos State Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.
However, court documents obtained by The Nation, Odumosu, said that 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 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.
A statement by Media Communications Secretary Maxwell Adeleye on Monday, stated of the arrested protesters, Tajudeen Bakare, the popular Ogboni Chief who went viral, was charged by the Police for the murder of Jumoke Oyeleke, who got killed by a stray bullet during the protest.
He confirmed the bail granted to all the protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked.
Source: Naija News