Court denies bail for 49 suspects arrested at Lagos ‘Yoruba nation’ rally

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By Henry Okonkwo

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

The Lagos Police Command had reportedly paraded 49 suspects arrested in connection with last week’s Oodua Republic mega rally at Ojota.

Those paraded include 47 men and two women.

According to Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, some of the suspects were intercepted and found with guns, axes, Oodua flags, Yoruba Armed Forces vests and other items.

But the Yoruba self-determination groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) had risen in defence of those arrested.

The motion for their bail application, filed by Human Rights Lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo, Esq and Oladapo Kayode, Esq, was adjourned till 27th July 2021 for ruling.

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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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