The Nation (Nigeria)

49 Yoruba Nation agitators get bail

- By Alao Abiodun

ALAGOS State Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba yesterday granted bail to 49 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command.

Police paraded them in connection with Oodua Republic mega rally at Ojota. Two women were among them.

Commission­er of Police Hakeem Odumosu said some of them were intercepte­d with guns, axes, Oodua flags, Yoruba Armed Forces vests and other items.

They are to provide N300,000 with two sureties each as a condition for their bail.

A motion for the bail applicatio­n was filed by human rights lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo and Oladapo Kayode.

“One of the sureties must be a family member and the other a community leader or clergy with proof of tax payment,” it was said.

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