By Stephen Aya
Eromosele Adene, the detained #EndSARS protester was on Tuesday granted bail by a Yaba Chief Magistrates Court, Lagos, in the sum of N1m.
An application filed by the policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department seeking to remand Adene for an extra 30 days was rejected by the magistrate who ruled against it.
Eromosele’s lawyer, Tunde Jinadu, who is Eromosele’s lawyer inform newsmen outside the court room that his client has been granted bail.
Jinadu had approached the court to grant his client bail on medical ground.
Eromosele was arrested by the police in Ikeja nearly two weeks ago and taken to the police command headquarters and then transferred him to the Area F Command before detaining him at the SCID, Panti. He was then flown to Abuja and detained for seven days before being brought back to Lagos on Sunday.
However, rather than charge him, the policemen secretly approached a Magistrate court presided over by Magistrate O.A Salau, without the consent of his lawyer and applied for a remand order to detain him for an extra 30 days.
At the court premises tempers flared as security operatives barred the protester’s family members and other supporters from the courtroom who then confronted operatives of the Lagos State Police Command .
Journalists and members of the public were also prevented from the courtroom as the Police barricaded the street leading into the court with their vehicle.
Speaking with journalists, the security operatives claimed they were trying to prevent a crowd from building up around the court