The state judiciary in Lagos has has denied the allegation of refusing to grant a bail to protesters arrested during RevolutionNow protest in Nigeria
This denial was made following alleged report by Sahara Reporters – According to the judiciary, some of the protesters were arraigned and granted bail The Lagos state Judiciary has faulted news credited to Sahara Reporters over release of arrested protesters during RevolutionNow protest.
This was disclosed in a tweet by the state government on Wednesday, August 7. The news outlet was reported to have claimed that the Lagos state chief registrar ordered Magistrates in the state not to grant bail to persons arraigned by the police over the RevolutionNow protest in Lagos. According to the judiciary, some of the protesters were arraigned and granted bail
“Lagos State Judiciary has denied the news report carried by an online publication, Sahara Reporters, that the Lagos state chief Registrar ordered magistrates in the state not to grant bail to persons arraigned by the police over the #RevolutionNow protest in Lagos.
“The state judiciary affirmed that there is no iota of truth in the report as no such instruction was given by the chief registrar, saying that Magistrate Komolafe of Ebute Metta magistrate court, in whose court some of the protesters were arraigned, granted the defendants bail,” the tweet read.
Recall that sportywap.com had reported that the magistrate court sitting in Oyingbo area of Lagos state granted bail to six persons arrested during the RevolutionNow protest on Monday, August 5, in the state.
The protesters were arraigned before the magistrate of the court, A.K Komolafe, on Tuesday, August 6. The protest launched by Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate and internet news platform publisher Sahara Reporters during the 2019 election was intended to kick-start a continuous protest against suspected poor governance in the nation.