Lagos Police release Yoruba Nation protester charged with killing Jumoke Oyeleke.

Written by on August 5, 2021

The Lagos State Government has withdrawn a murder case against a Yoruba Nation protester, Tajudeen Bakare, popularly referred to as Ogboni Chief.

It was earlier reported that while 47 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested by the police during a rally in Ojota on July 1 were released, one of them, Tajudeen Bakare, was detained and charged with the murder of a sachet water seller, Jumoke Oyeleke.

The sachet water seller reportedly died from a stray bullet during the Yoruba self-determination protest held on July 3 in Ojota, Lagos.

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.

A statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, Wednesday, said Oba Ogoni has also been released.

Maxwell Newsmen on the telephone that 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case to the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further advice and because there was no evidence, the case was withdrawn by the state government.

Earlier, Ifeoluwa, the mother of Jumoke Oyeleke had claimed that police killed her daughter and demanded justice.

During a visit to her parents’ house, the mother said the police threatened to shoot her when she demanded her daughter’s corpse.

Credit: Punch

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