• July 23, 2021

#EndSARS: Court Grants Bail To Six Abuja Protesters

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Six #EndSARS protesters were, today, granted bail by a Chief Magistrate Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety each in like sum. 

Olutosin Adeniji, Yasidu Bashiru, Abdulsalam Zubairu, Kabiru Garzali, Paul Akinwumi, and Devour Chomo, the six protesters, who were arrested in front of the National Assembly wearing T-shirts inscribed with #RevolutionNow during the protest, pleaded not guilty to the charges, following their arraignment by the FCT Commissioner of Police on charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbances contrary to Section 97 of the Penal Code.

The sureties were ordered to deposit the N50,000 bail sum at the court registry by the magistrate, Abdurazak Eneye, who also ruled that the surety to be presented by each of the defendants must be Nigerian citizens with a verifiable means of identification.

Their trial was adjourned till January 25, 2021.

Agenda Watchdog

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