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Yoruba Nation Rally: Lagos court denies bail to 47 arrested agitators

EFFORTS by Yoruba Nation agitators to secure the bail of their arrested members met a brick wall on Monday, as a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba area of Lagos, State, denied granting bail to the 47 Yoruba Nation agitators.

Recall that 49 Yoruba Nation agitators  were arrested during a Mega Rally organised by the group on July 3, in Ojota area.

A statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, said the court adjourned the Ruling on Bail Application till July 27, 2021.

It was learnt that 49 people were arrested on July 3 out of which one turned out to be a lawyer.

The Agitators were arrested at Ojota, Lagos on July 3rd while peacefully protesting in support of the actualisation of Yoruba Nation.

“The motion for their bail application, filed by human right lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo, Esq and Oladapo Kayode, Esq, was adjourned till 27th July 2021 for ruling.

“The court had on Monday 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 the 26th July, 2021.”

He added.

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