Following the murder of sachet water hawker, Jumoke Oyeleke, at Ojota in Lagos, the State’s Police Command has arraigned a popular Ogboni Chief, Tajudeen Bakare, and 48 others, at a Magistrate Court in Yaba part of the area.
A stray bullet reportedly killed Jumoke during the Yoruba self-determination protest held on July 3 in Ojota, and Police fingered Bakare precisely for the young girl’s murder.
As contained in a statement signed yesterday by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, the Lagos State Police Command also charged 48 Yoruba Nation protesters for their roles in a rally.
Charges against the protesters include Unlawful Assembly, Unlawful Society, and Conducts likely to cause a breach of Public Peace, among other related crimes.
Murder Case: Police Arraigns Suspects
The Communications Manager also noted that the 48 protesters arrested on the same day were charged before the Magistrate Court by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
He said the bail granted to all the Protesters was upheld by the Court. However, bail requested for Bakare, the well known Ogboni Chief, was denied.
It was gathered that the Court referred Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for further consultation.