Yoruba nation Priest charged with killing water vendor Oyeleke

OrijoReporter.com, Tajudeen Bakare

Tajudeen Bakare, an Ogboni priest the police arrested at Yoruba nation rally in Lagos has been charged with killing Jumoke Oyeleke, the sachet water vendor allegedly killed by stray-bullet.

Bakare, one of the protesters in priesthood regalia is famed for boasting and carried himself like he was untouchable in a viral video only to be arrested and started to singing a different tune in fear.

Slain Oyeleke

He was arrested alongside 47 others and has been accused of killing Oyeleke, who died from a stray bullet during the rally.

This is according to a statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has charged the 48 Yoruba Nation Protesters arrested on Saturday 3rd July 2021 in Ojota, Lagos before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba.

“They were charged for Unlawful Assembly, Unlawful Society and Conducts likely to cause breach of Public Peace.

“However, one of the arrested protesters, Tajudeen Bakare (the popular Ogboni Chief) was charged by the Police for the murder of a Sachet Water Hawker, Jumoke Oyeleke, killed by a stray bullet during the protest.

“The bail granted to all the Protesters was upheld by the Court but that of Bakare was revoked.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 advice.”

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