Sowore slams Akeredolu over refusal to pardon alleged #EndSARS protester

Sowore slams Akeredolu over refusal to pardon alleged #EndSARS protester

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has knocked that Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu alongside the state chief judge for refusing to grant bail to the alleged #EndSARS protester, Kemisola Ogunniyi.

The development comes after Ogunniyi gave birth to a baby some days ago at Surulere Prison in Ondo.

WuzupNigeria had earlier reported that Ogunniyi was arrested in Akure and had been imprisoned since October 24, 2020, while going to a pharmacy to buy drugs for her mother.

She was arrested by the police who claimed that she was one of the participants of the #EndSARS protest in the state who burnt the office of the All Progressives Congress in the state last year.

The former presidential candidate had first brought up her case on Wednesday via his Facebook page, when he called on the governor to look into the issue, adding that the woman who just birthed a child was innocent and never committed any offence.

While giving an update on the issue, the activist tweeted on Friday that it was clear that the governor and the chief judge had plotted together to deny Ogunniyi bail going by the ruling the judge gave.

He tweeted, "Wicked People. Rotimi Akeredolu and CJ, Olanrewaju Akeredolu, are in accord to deny, Kemisola Ogunniyi, and her newborn baby freedom. The chief judge just refused to grant her 'administrative bail' because according to her, the other three have a case to answer.

"#FreeKemisola; Kemisola and her baby are back in Surulere prison in Ondo. Kemisola was two months pregnant as at time of arrest. They knew she was innocent but decided to place her on trial after one month in police's illegal detention.

"She was then charged before a Magistrate. They knew too well that the magistrate court has no jurisdiction to try Kemisola and the three others. She was thrown into jail with her pregnancy, her colleague, Ibukun, lost her pregnancy due to beatings from the Nigerian Army who arrested them."

Related Stories

No stories found.