Kemisola Ogunniyi: Release of End SARS protester who delivered baby in prison stalled


The move to ensure that the 18-year-old End SARS protester who gave birth in prison custody is released has been stalled.

The bail application of Kemisola Ogunniyi who was detained for allegedly involved in the arson committed in Akure during the protest could not be heard at High Court No 10, Olokuta Correctional Centre, Ondo Road, Akure after Justice Omolara Adejumo said she was unaware of the bail application by the Counsel to the defendant.

Kemisola was arrested alongside three others suspects during the curfew imposed in Ondo State in the wake of the End SARS protest.

According to the Counsel to the Defendant, Tope Temokun, the bail of his client would be considered on Tuesday due to the procedure of the court.

The Counsel also disclosed that the baby would be christened on Wednesday.

“The assurance we had was that she was going to be released today. but as a lawyer, I know the procedure.”

“There is nothing negative about this issue, the whole world knew that a boy was born and I am very sure that tomorrow, the whole world will also know the name of that boy. The boy has been announced to the world and I am very confident that the boy is going to be great.”

Reacting to the development, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, said the bail application for the defendant had procedure which the court was following.

“There are procedures for all court matters, it was a court order that put the person in the custody and the court order has to be followed in securing her bail . So Tuesday is not too late. We have to follow the court procedure,” the AG stated.

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