Court declines bail application for Yoruba Nation agitators arrested in Lagos, adjourns hearing till July 27


A Magistrate court sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has declined bail application for the 49 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command.
The agitators were arrested at Ojota, Lagos on July 3, 2021, during a rally in support of the actualization of Yoruba Nation and have since been in police custody.

Human Rights lawyers led by Olasupo Ojo, Esq and Oladapo Kayode, Esq, had approached the court to seek bail for the arrested agitators. At the hearing this morning, the court declined the bail application and adjourned the hearing to July 27, 2021, for a ruling.
The court had on Monday, July 5, 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 July 26, 2021.

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