Shocking: Police charge Yoruba activist for murder of Jumoke
By Wumi Oguntolu
In a dramatic twist, the Police in Lagos have charged a Yoruba self determination activist, Chief Tajudeen Bakare for the murder of Jumoke Oyeleke the only victim of the protest that rocked Ojota on July 03 this year.
It is now clear how the police will prove this giving earlier denial that the girl was killed on that day.
Police in their statement had said the corpse of Jumoke was not fresh and that she may have been killed earlier amidst disputed reports that police bullet hit her.
The Lagos Police spokesman CSP Adejobi had said ” The attention of the Lagos Police Command had been drawn to a new making the rounds that a 14-year old girl was hit and killed by police bullet today, July 03 at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota, Lagos
“The command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state categorically that is is a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the good people of Lagos State and the country at large.
“The said corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS filling Station, inward Maryland, on the other side of the venue, with dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh”
Irohinoodua was informed that the Lagos State has charged 48 Yoruba Nation Protesters at a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.
Sources said the count against them were Unlawful Assembly, belonging to an unlawful society and engaging in conducts inimical to public peace
A statement by Ilana Omo Oodua signed by its image maker, Mr Maxwell Adeleye and made available to Irohinoodua said “the bail granted to all the Protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked. The Court refers Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further advise.”