Lagos rally: Yoruba Nation agitators release names of members allegedly in police detention


No fewer than 21 Yoruba Nation agitators were arrested during a rally held at Ojota, Lagos State, on Saturday.

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, who made this known, said the arrested members were detained at Panti Police Station, Yaba, Lagos State.

Our correspondents, who monitored the rally, also saw police officers arresting protesters and dragging them into police vans.

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When contacted, spokesperson for the group, Maxwell Adeleye, said, “We are making moves to bail them. They are detained at Panti Police Station. We demand immediate release of everyone arrested at the Lagos rally.”


Those allegedly detained, according to the self-determination group, are:
1. Mrs Abiodun Taiwo
2. Mr Adagunodo Babatunde
3. Mr Oluwafemi Adeleye
4. Mr Oloye Taiwo
5. Mr Saheed Kareem
6. Mr Adebayo Waheed
7. Mr Akinbode Sunday
8. Mr Lawal Akeem
9. Mr Samuel Ire
10. Mr Ogundile Dare
11. Mr Tajudeen Bakare
12. Mr Abiodun Adenuga
13. Mr Azeez Adetayo
14. Mr Rasheed Shittu
15. Mr Quadri Ishola
16. Mr Oluwasegun Arire
17. Mr Kunle Aremo
18. Mr Olamilekan Lolade
19. Mr Tunde Lawal
20. Mr Musbau Rasaq
21. Mr Bamidele Akomolafe