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29 Yoruba Nation agitators arraigned by Police In Ibadan

Boom RadioNG | April 18, 2024
Yoruba Nation Agitators arrested by the Nigerian Police

A total of 29 suspected Yoruba Nation agitators have been arraigned today before the Chief Magistrate Court in the Oyo State capital, Ibadan for their involvement and roles in the aborted invasion of the Governor’s Office and the state House of Assembly, on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The case is between the Commissioner of Police vs the 29 suspects where they were arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony, unlawful society, illegal possession of a firearm, going armed and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.

The Investigative Police Officer, Bakare Rasaq, an Inspector with the state Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, said the Oyo State Police command acted in line with its promise to ensure the arrested invaders of the Oyo State government secretariat are duly prosecuted by charging them to court.

Yoruba Nation Agitators arrested by the Nigerian Police

Yoruba Nation Agitators arrested by the Nigerian Police and Millitary

According to him, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

The police have made eight more arrests in addition to the 21 paraded on Monday 15th April 2024, at the Oyo state police headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan by the Oyo State Police Commissioner, Adebola Hamzat, making the total number of arrested suspects 29.

Last Saturday, some armed men had attempted to take over the house of Assembly and Governor’s office at the secretariat Ibadan, claiming to be Yoruba Nation agitators.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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