Human Rights

After seven months, #EndSARS protester who gave birth in prison gets N10m bail

 

The #EndSARS protester, Kemisola Ogunniyi, who recently gave birth in prison has been granted a N10 million bail.

Ogunniyi was already two months pregnant when she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State with three others, following the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.

The rights protester who was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze gave birth to a baby boy on June 16, 2021.

Ogunniyi was granted bail of N10 million and a surety in like sum on Tuesday June 22, by a judge of an Ondo State High court.

The judge ordered that she should be allowed to attend her child’s naming ceremony even before fulfilling her bail condition.

The new mother is expected to return to the prison after the naming ceremony. Ogunniyi who was released from Surulere Prison in Ondo East Local Government on Tuesday afternoon, is currently on her way to Akure where her temporary freedom will be ratified by Justice Omolara Adejumo.

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