The Nation (Nigeria)


- By Alao Abiodun

AMAGISTRAT­E Court sitting in Yaba has failed to grant bail to the 49 Yoruprotes­t ba Nation agitators arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command, The Nation has learnt.

The Nation reports that police had paraded 49 suspects arrested in connection with the Oodua Republic mega rally at Ojota.

Those paraded include 47 men and two women.

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

ground in Ojota.

But the Yoruba self-determinat­ion groups’ umbrella body Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) rose 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 July 27, 2021 for ruling.

The court had on July 5th, 2021 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.

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