#RevolutionNow protest: Police arraigns six for unlawful assembly


The Nigeria Police force has arraigned six people including a lawyer who took part in the #RevolutionNow protest on charges relating to unlawful assembly and breach of peace.

They were brought before the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The offenders include; Ehis Omoshomio, 35; Gabriel Ojumah, 51, JuwonSanyaolu, 22; Stanley Anobi, 28; Elias Ozikpu, 30; KenechukwuUkachukwu, 25.

They have however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Counsel from the State Criminal Intelligence and Information Department Panti, IbijokeAkinpelu, and the resident prosecutor,Kehinde Omisakin said that the defendants committed the offence on August 5, at 10 a.m., at National Stadium, Surulere.

Akinpelu alleged that the six defendants assembled at the National Stadium, Surulere to protest, adding that the gathering was unlawful and caused fear

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 44 and 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Chief Magistrate  A.O.Komolafe admitted Ojumah, a lawyer, to bail based on self- recognition and the other five defendants N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

The case has been adjourned til September 26 for mention.

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