#EndSARS: Court grants bail to six Abuja protesters

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A Chief Magistrate in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Musa Eneye has ordered that six #EndSARS protesters be granted bail with N50,000 each with a surety each in like sum.

The six protesters were protesting in front of the National Assembly wearing the #RevolutionNow T-Shirt during the protest.

The six protesters include Devour Chomo, Yasidu Bashiru, Olutosin Adeniji, Adbulsalamm Zubairu, Paul Akinwumi, and Kabiru Garzali.

The protesters were arraigned by the FCT Commissioner of Police on Friday, November 6, 2020, on charges of unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance contrary to Section 97 of the Penal Code, but the protesters pleaded not guilty.

Although the affidavit and bail applications were said to have been served to the legal department of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, there has not been any legal representation or reasons given for their absence.

The magistrate, Abdurazak Eneye, ordered the sureties must deposit the bail sum of N50,000 at the court registry.

He also ruled that each surety presented by the defendants must be Nigerian citizens and have a verifiable means of identification.

Their trial was adjourned till January 25, 2021

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