#EndSARS: Court Grants Bail To 18 Year Old Detainee Who Gave Birth In Prison

Date: 22-06-2021 2:13 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
- at 22-06-2021 02:13 PM (1 month ago)

The Ondo State High Court in Akure Tuesday granted bail to 18-year-old Kemisola Ogunniyi, who recently gave birth in prison while being detained in connection with the October 2020 #EndSARS protest. This comes exactly nine months after she was arrested on October 22, 2020, and subsequently remanded in prison with about a pregnancy about two-month-old.

Her lawyer, Tope Temokun, spoke with our reporter after earlier confirming the development to journalists in Akure on Tuesday. “She has been granted bail by the court. We are running against time for the baby not to be named in prison. “We are happy that it is victory at last. For the bail conditions, I don’t think it is something we cannot meet.

“What is important to us is that Kemisola will be out of prison maybe in the next one hour. We will go to prison and bring her to court today and from there we will take her home,”
Mr Temokun said in a video clip shared to his Facebook wall on Tuesday.

He did not give details of the bail conditions. But we understands that the ruling granting bail to the new mother was delivered by a judge of the state High Court, Omolara Adejumo, on Tuesday.

It was reported that Ms Ogunniyi was arrested by soldiers after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.

She was randomly picked up on the streets of Akure on for allegedly having connections with persons who torched the All Progressive Congress (APC) secretariat in Akure, Ondo State, during the nationwide #EndSARS anti-police brutality protest last year. He signalled in his statement that the state government which filed charges against her and others, would not be opposing Ms Ogunniyi’s bail application.

She was granted bail on Tuesday morning.

Posted: at 22-06-2021 02:13 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- constigoldo at 22-06-2021 02:23 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 22-06-2021 02:23 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- FloJoJo at 22-06-2021 03:21 PM (1 month ago)
Nawa o! People without connection in high places should think very well before embarking on a protest that might erupted to destruction of lives and properties. I found it difficult that some ENDSARS protesters are still in jail without bail.
Posted: at 22-06-2021 03:21 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 22-06-2021 11:18 PM (1 month ago)
injustice in Naija
Posted: at 22-06-2021 11:18 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero