Tajudeen Bakare, one of the arrested protesters during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos, has been charged with murder.
Bakare, who identified himself as a chief of the Ogboni Fraternity, was charged by the police for the death of Jumoke Oyeleke, a sachet water seller killed by a stray bullet during the protest at the Ojota area of Lagos State on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
Ilana Omo Odua Worldwide, one of the organisers of the rally, said a total of 48 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested on Saturday 3 July, 2021 in Ojota, Lagos, have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.
A spokesman for the group, Maxwell Adeleye, said the protesters were charged with unlawful assembly, unlawful society and conducts likely to cause a breach of public peace.
Adeleye disclosed that the bail granted to all the protesters was upheld by the court but that of Bakare was revoked.