EndSARS protester who gave birth in Ondo prison not granted bail

EndSARS protester who gave birth in Ondo prison not granted bail
EndSARS protester who gave birth in Ondo prison, Kemisola Ogunniyi

Ondo State High Court, sitting in Olokuta Akure, Ondo State on Monday could not grant bail to Kemisola Ogunniyi one of the EndSARS protesters who gave birth in prison as expected on Monday.

Ogunniyi was among those who were arrested and standing trial at the state court for allegedly vandalising properties during the EndSARS protest which took place in Akure the state capital, last year.

Many had expected that Ogunbiyi would be granted bail this afternoon since the state government had expressed the readiness to secure it earlier today, Monday.

But the matter did not come up in court as the counsel for the defendant, Tope Temokun, said the judge, Justice Omolara Adejumo, said she was not aware of a bail application before the court.

Temokun explained that he sought audience with the judge and he assured him that the defendant would be granted bail tomorrow, Tuesday.

He said, "The assurance we had was to get her released today but as a lawyer, I know the procedure but that is not to say that we should allow the naming ceremony to take place in prison. And we are fighting against that seriously."

In a reaction, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Charles Titiloye, said the bail application for the defendant had to follow a court procedure.

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