A Magistrates’ Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has granted bail to six people arrested during an #EndSars protest last week.
Paul Akinwunmi, Davo Chomo, Abdulsalam Suberu, Kabiru Gazali, Yaziru Bashiru, and Oluwatosin Adeniji, a citizen journalist, were arrested during a peaceful demonstration against police brutality at the National Assembly complex on Friday, November 6, 2020.
The five protesters and journalist were accused of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, public nuisance, and inciting public disturbance.
The court also rejected an application for bail from the defendants’ counsel, Tope Akinyode, and remanded them in custody, sparking public condemnation.
After the submission of a written bail request, as demanded by the court, Chief Magistrate, Abdulrazak Eneye, granted bail to the defendants on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
The magistrate set bail at N50,000 per defendant, with each expected to present one surety.
Their trial will commence on January 25, 2021.