Wednesday 11 January 2023

Police arrest four Yoruba Nation Agitators over violent rally in Lagos

The Lagos police command has arrested four persons over the violence at a rally organised by ‘Yoruba nation’ agitators in the state.

On Monday, ‘Yoruba nation’ agitators organised a rally at the Gani Fawehinmi park in Ojota area of Lagos to demand what they described as a separate nation for the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

Police had dispersed members of the movement with teargas ccanisters, after which the rally became violent.

Speaking after the incident, Banji Akintoye, one of the leaders of Ilana Omo Oodua, alleged that police officers killed two agitators during the “peaceful” rally.

However, the Lagos police command said two officers were shot during the rally.


On Tuesday, Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, in a tweet, identified the suspects as Olatunji Abatan, Nwosa Henry, Ganiyu Sakajojo, and Afees Adekoya.

“The suspects arrested yesterday: Olatunji Abatan, Nwosa Henry, Ganiyu Sakajojo, Afees Adekoya. Investigation is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, Lagos,” Hundeyin wrote.


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