Police have released fifteen out of the 21 Yoruba suspects held over their alleged involvement in the crisis that claimed lives in Ile-Ife, Osun State on 8 March. Their release follows several protests by Yoruba groups accusing the police of bias as Hausa/Fulani suspects were not arrested.
Vanguard reports that the release was confirmed by the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin. He said the released suspects were frees around 4pm on Friday to a member of the defense lawyers, Ropo Oyewole.
Odumakin called for the unconditional release of the arrested monarch, Oba Ademola Ademiluyi, and five others who are still in police custody.
Those released include Ayoola Abimbola, Bello Wahab, Peter Omisore, Adefisan Isaac, Adelekan Kehinde, Elufisan Akintoye, Omisanmi Isaac and Adejobe Monday. Others are Olanrewaju Adebayo, Akanbi Adeyinka, Obimakin Samuel, Alhaji Zakariyu Abdulyakeen, Bamidele Elufisan, Clement Kehinde, Akinyombo Seye.