#ENDSARS: 18-Year-Old Kemisola Might be Released from Prison today to Care for her New Born Baby at Home.
NaijaNews Nigeria June 18, 2021
NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the lawyer’s guarantee is based on a Friday meeting he claims he had with the state’s attorney general.
According to Mr. Temokun, the attorney-general indicated a strong desire to see Ms. Oguniyi released on bail as soon as possible.
“The AG made measures to seek out for an early date for the hearing of the bail petitions submitted for Kemisola and three others, while the case of Kemisola is treated as a case of urgency, and demonstrated real concern to see Kemisola leave jail to care for her infant at home,” the lawyer said.
Mr. Titiloye did not immediately reply to PREMIUM TIMES’ repeated calls or a text message requesting his views on the situation.
Assurance from Chief Judge
Mr. Temokun also said he got “good assurances “from the office of Chief Judge that the new mother would be home as soon as possible.
“Due to the touching nature of the case and the increasing public interest and the concern by many Nigerians, lawyers, organizations which include but not limited to the NBA branches of Akure and Ondo and beyond, we have deemed it fit to intimate and update our colleagues and the general public on this case this afternoon,” the lawyer said.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how Ms. Oguniyi, was randomly picked up along with others by personnel of the Nigeria Army on the streets of Akure last year for allegedly having connections with #EndSARS protesters who torched the All Progressive Congress (APC) secretariat in Akure, Ondo State.
Those with whom she was arrested were Ayodele Bukunmi, Ojo Samuel, and Ani Obinna.
They were subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit arson, riotous assembly, stealing, and malicious damage, and later remanded in Surulere Prison in Ondo West local government area of the state.
Ms. Oguniyi’s lawyer, Mr. Temokun, told our reporter earlier on Thursday that her client was innocent of the charges preferred against her.
Many young Nigerians trooped to the streets in October 2020 in protest against police brutality.
The protest tagged #EndSARS later turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums who looted and destroyed stores, homes, warehouses, as well as private and public property, in different parts of the country.
Soldiers brutally shot at young protesters who gathered at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos, in a desperate move to end the peaceful demonstration.
PREMIUM TIMES recalled that many Nigerians were arrested randomly in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
This newspaper on Thursday reported that a protester, Nicholas Mbah, regained his freedom on Tuesday after spending eight months in Kirikiri prison in Lagos.