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Just In: Police Arraign #RevolutionNow Protesters



The Nigeria Police on Tuesday dragged five people and a lawyer to the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court over the #RevolutionNow protests held in Lagos.

Naija News recalls that the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 General Election, Omoyele Sowore had called for a #RevolutionNow protest across Nigeria against bad government policies.

This resulted in clashes between security operatives and protesters at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State.

According to NAN, the police charged Ehis Omoshomio, 35; Gabriel Ojumah, 51, Juwon Sanyaolu, 22; Stanley Anobi, 28; Elias Ozikpu, 30; Kenechukwu Ukachukwu, 25, with two counts of unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Mr Ibijoke Akinpelu, counsel from the State Criminal Intelligence and Information Department Panti, and the resident prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin said that the defendants committed the offence on August 5, at 10 a.m., at National Stadium, Surulere.

Akinpelu alleged that the six defendants assembled at the National Stadium, Surulere to protest, adding that the gathering was unlawful and caused fear

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe admitted Ojumah, a lawyer, to bail based on self- recognition and the other five defendants N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Komolafe adjourned the case until September 26 for mention.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.