THE YORUBA Nation agitator, Tajudeen Bakare, popularly known as Oba Ogboni, who was charged with the murder case of a sales girl Jumoke Oyeleke, has regained his freedom from Lagos State Government.
A statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, on Wednesday night, said Lagos State Government has withdrawn the murder charges against Tajudeen.
The statement reads,
“Lagos State Government withdraw murder charges against detained Yoruba Nation Protester, Tajudeen Bakare (Oba Ogboni). He has been released from custody,”
According to him, “the
magistrate court could not hear the case and it was referred the High Court. The Court refers Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further advice and because there was no evidence, the case was withdrawn by the state government.
Recall that while 47 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested by the Police during the July 3 Mega Rally in Ojota were released, one of them, Tajudeen Bakare, was detained and charged with the murder of a sachet water seller, Jumoke Oyeleke.
The 48 protesters who were arrested on the same day were earlier charged before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.