Court Denies Bail For 49 Yoruba Nation Agitators

A Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has denied bail application for the 49 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command.

The agitators were arrested at Ojota, Lagos on July 3, 2021, during a rally in support of the actualisation of Yoruba Nation.

Parading the suspects the following day, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the agitators include 47 men and two women.

Odumosu added that some of the suspects were intercepted and found with guns, axes, Oodua flags, Yoruba Armed Forces vests and other items.

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.

More to come…

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