Moyinoluwa: Court grants #EndSARS campaigner bail after 30 days in detention


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The Ekiti State Police Command has finally released an #EndSARS campaigner, Moyinoluwa Olowoyo, who was arrested on October 20.

His continued detention had caused tensions, with pressure mounted on the police to charge him to court or release him.

The police arraigned him before a Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

In the three charges preferred against Olowoyo, the police said he rioted and joined others at large to burn a police station.

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One of the charges read, “That you, Olowoyo Moyinoluwa Victor, and others still at large on October 20, 2020, at Ikere Ekiti in Ikere Ekiti magisterial district, did unlawfully set ablaze the building of the Nigeria Police station, Ikere Ekiti, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 451 of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”

However, the Magistrate, Abdul Lawal granted the defendant bail in liberal terms.

The court however ordered him to provide two sureties of not less than Level 10 in the Ekiti State Civil Service.

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The Punch quoted the #EndSARS campaigner’s brother, Olayemi, as confirming to the media that he met his bail conditions and has arrived home.

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