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#Revolutionnow: Osun Police Arraign Five Protesters

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Police on Wednesday dragged five persons to the state Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly participating in the recently held RevolutionNow protest in Osogbo.

Those arraigned were: Owolabi Olawale (32),Fagunwa Temitope (29), Oluwafemi Johnson (28), Owoeye Olaoluwa (22) and Omoleye Stephen (21).

The police prosecutor, Mr Felix Okafor, told the court that  the five accused and others that has escaped committed  the crime on the 5th of August, 2019 at Olaiya Area Osogbo.

The five accused were arraigned on three count charge of unlawful assembly as to cause persons in the neighbourhood to fear and disturb the peace of the community and gathering of each other in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, 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.

The accused persons however pleaded not guilty of the offences charged against them by the police.

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

Their counsel explained to the court that some of the accused were members of A.S.U.U and student union and that they were coming form a press conference at N.U.J Correspondents’ Chapel at Olaiya before they were arrested by the police.

The presiding Magistrate, Ajanaku A O. granted the five accused persons bail  in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each.

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

 

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