Five #RevolutionNow protesters charged to court in Osun

Five members of the #RevolutionNow including Owolabi Olawale (32), Fagunwa Temitope (29), Oluwafemi Johnson (28), Owoeye Olaoluwa (22) and Omoleye Stephen (21) were on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo.

The five accused were arraigned on three count charges of unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace and manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

According to Police prosecutor, Mr Felix Okafor, the offence contravened the provision of sections 517,69 and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty of the offences preferred against them by the police.

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The counsel to the accused, Barrister O. Adegoke pleaded with the court to grant his clients bail in the most liberal term.

He further explained that some of the accused were a member of ASUU and student union, they were coming from a press conference at NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel when they were arrested.

The presiding Magistrate Ajanaku A O. granted the five accused persons bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety for each of the accused person and their identities to be verified by the prosecution.

The case was adjourned to the 16th of August 2019.



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