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Court Grants Blogger Bail In Defamation Case

Seun Oloketuyi, a blogger who was sued to court by the Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo has been granted bail.

Oloketuyi, who is the organizer of the annual Best of Nollywood awards, is facing charges of defamation for a story he allegedly published about Nnamdi Okonkwo.

Having been remanded in prison since August 25, his lawyer, Dr Muiz Banire filed a bail application yesterday and argued that since the charge brought against him was a bailable offence, the accused had a right to be granted bail.

The Police prosecutor opposed the bail move, claiming that Oloketuyi was under investigation by the DSS for other crimes such as blackmail and consequently that he should not be granted bail.

However, the judge presiding over the case, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, ruled in favor of the accused, granting him bail to the tune of N3 million while requiring two sureties in like sum.

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