The Lagos State Government on Wednesday withdrew a murder case against a Yoruba Nation protester, Tajudeen Bakare, popularly known as Ogboni Chief.
Recall that Bakare was detained and charged with the murder of a sachet water seller, Jumoke Oyeleke, while 47 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested by the police during the rally were released.
Jumoke reportedly died from a stray bullet during the rally held on July 3 in Ojota, Lagos.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, had charged the 48 protesters who were arrested on the same day before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.
The spokesman of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, on Wednesday, said Oba Ogoni has also been released.
“Lagos State Government withdraw murder charges against detained Yoruba Nation Protester, Tajudeen Bakare (Oba Ogboni). He has been released from custody.”
Maxwell further stated, “The magistrate court could not hear the case and it was referred the High Court. The Court refers Bakare’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further advice and because there was no evidence, the case was withdrawn by the state government.”