Newsbreak: Court grants bail to 49 Pan Yoruba activists
By Samuel Ogunsona
A High Court in Lagos today has granted bail to 49 Yoruba self determination activists arrested in the wake of the peaceful protest held in Lagos on July 03.
However, only one of the will be released today, the remaining 48, many of who are Muslims will be in detention until Thursday due to official hitches relating to absense of bail officials
A young lady, Jumoke was killed during the half day protests by Yoruba calling for self determination. The protest was met with state violence. Scores of people were arrested by the police and action that has been condemned by local and international observers.
Irohinoodua correspondent in Lagos was informed on Monday that the activists were granted bail following their arraignment by the police today.
Sources told Irohinoodua that only one of the activists will be going home today due to the absence of bail officials. The source said the remaining 48 will hug freedom on Thursday after the Muslim holiday.
The Yoruba Directorate in a statement on Monday afternoon said the bail conditions were being perfected by their lawyers.
“It gives us great pleasure to announce to you that our Yoruba self determination agitators detained in Lagos has today been granted bail” the Yoruba Nation Global Directorate said. It noted that the lead counsel Barrister Raymond Olaiya (Baale Makoko) informed the Yoruba Nation Global Directorate that the process of perfecting the bail conditions was on going.