A Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State has granted bail to the 49 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested for holding a rally.
Naija News reports that human rights lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo and Oladapo Kayode had filed a motion for their bail.
Among those granted bail are Olasunkanmi Tanimola; Kabiru Lawanson; Chinemerem Emmanuel; Rasaki Musibau; Lukman Olalade; Olasanmi Oladipupo; Bashiru Shittu; Taofeek Abdusalam; Olamilekan Abata; Abdullahi Sikiru; Tosin Adeleye; Babatunde Lawal.
Others include Abiodun Taiwo, Adagunodo Babatunde, Oluwafemi Adeleye, Oloye Taiwo, Saheed Kareem, Adebayo Waheed, Akinbode Sunday, Lawal Akeem, Samuel Ire, Ogundile Dare, Oba Tajudeen Bakare.
In a statement on Monday, the Communications Manager for the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said the agitators are to provide N300, 000 with two sureties each.
“One of the sureties must be a family member and the other a community leader or clergy with proof of tax payment,” Adeleye added.
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court, Abuja is set to hear a suit instituted by 12 aides of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, against the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday, July 20.
It was learned that Justice Obiora Egwuatu is set to preside over the case after two judges initially declined to take up the suit when it was assigned to their courts.
Naija News recalls that DSS operatives had arrested and detained some Igboho’s associates on July 1 2021 after a raid of Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The secret police also said that it “gunned down” two of the activist’s associates during a “gun duel” which Igboho narrowly escaped.