The Lagos State Government has withdrawn a murder case against a Yoruba Nation protester, Tajudeen Bakare, popularly referred to as Ogboni Chief.
The 47 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested by the police during a rally in Ojota on July 1 were released, one of them, Tajudeen Bakare, was however 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.
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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, Hakeem Odumosu.
A statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, on Wednesday, said Oba Ogoni has also been released.
He said, “Lagos State Government withdraw murder charges against detained Yoruba Nation Protester, Tajudeen Bakare (Oba Ogboni). He has been released from custody.”