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Police arraign “revolutionnow” participants, court grants bail

IGP Abubakar Mohammed Adamu

Five participants in the Monday July 5 A.RevolutionNow protests were on Tuesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. They were all granted bail by the court.

The Police arraigned Ehis Omoshomio, 35; Gabriel Ojumah, 51, Juwon Sanyaolu, 22; Stanley Anobi,  28; Elias Ozikpu, 30; Kenechukwu Ukachukwu, 25, on two-count charge of unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, said that the defendants had committed the offences on Aug. 25, at 10.00a.m., at Surulere Stadium.

The Prosecutor alleged that the six defendants had assembled themselves at the National Stadium Surulere to protest against bad governance and that the gathering was unlawful and caused fear to the public.

The offences the prosecutor noted contravened Sections 44 and 168(d)  of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. Komolafe granted Ojumah, bail based on self recognition and the other five defendants N100,000 bail with two sureties each in like sum.

The case has been adjourned until Sept. 26 for mention.

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