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Yoruba Nation: Lagos Police charge arrested agitator over Jumoke Oyeleke’s murder 

Tajudeen Bakare

ONE of the 48 arrested Yoruba Nation agitators in Ojota, Lagos, Chief Tajudeen Bakare, has been charged for the murder of the slain sales girl Jumoke Oyeleke.

Recall that the agitators were arrested on July 3 during a Mega Rally in Ojota.

Jumoke met her untimely death while Police we’re heading the agitatir’s out of the venue.

She was said to have died of stray bullet bit Spokesperson of the Command has since denied this saying Jumoke’s body was abandoned by the road side and her blood stain “was not fresh”.

However, an autopsy report later confirmed that she died of stray bullet.

The agitators were charged before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

The umbrella body of Yoruba groups
Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, in a statement said they were charged on Monday.

The statement signed by the Communications Manager of the group,   Maxwell Adeleye said, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has charged the 48 Yoruba Nation Protesters arrested on Saturday 3rd July, 2021 in Ojota, Lagos before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.

“They were charged for Unlawful Assembly, Unlawful Society and Conducts likely to cause breach of Public Peace.

“However, one of the arrested protesters, Tajudeen Bakare (the popular Ogboni Chief) was charged by the Police for the murder of a Satchet Water Hawker, Jumoke Oyeleke, killed by a stray bullet during the protest.

“The bail granted to all the Protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked. The Court refers Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further advise.”

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