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Abuja court grants bail to six #EndSARS protesters

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A Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, has granted bail to six #EndSARS protesters on Wednesday.

The protesters, Oluwatosin Adeniyi, Paul Akinwumi, Davo Chomo, Abdulsalam Zuberu, Kabiru Gasali, and Yasiru Bashir, were arrested at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

They were arrested after they took their grievances to the National Assembly to demand an end to the police unit of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The court had refused to grant them bail after they were arrested on November 6 and ordered their remand in prison.

Ruling on their bail application filed by the defence counsel, Tope Akinyode, on Wednesday, however, the presiding magistrate, Abdurazak Eneye, granted bail to each of the six defendants.

Mr. Eneye ordered as follows:

  • The sureties must deposit N50,000 bail sum as surety to the court registry.
  • Must be Nigerian citizens with a verifiable means of identification.
  • Means of identity and documents indicating means of livelihood to be deposited at the court.

The trial was adjourned till January 25, 2021.

Recall that the youths were arrested at the National Assembly gate where they staged a peaceful protest and scrawled ‘ENDSARS’ on the road.

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