Six Abuja #EndSARS protesters granted bail by court
Abuja Court grants bail to six protesters who were arrested in Abuja. On the day of their arrest,
the magistrate had refused to grant bail to the defendants on oral terms, instead, requesting the defence team
provide a written request, which they submitted on Monday, November 9.
In the meantime, the six defendants – five male protesters and one female citizen journalist – were remanded
into custody at the Suleja Correctional Facility in Niger State because they stand accused of criminal
conspiracy, unlawful assembly, public nuisance and inciting public disturbance.
The Presiding magistrate, Abdurazak Eneye who ordered that the sureties must deposit the N50,000 bail sum at
the court registry, also ruled that the surety to be presented by each of the defendants must be Nigerian citizens
with a verifiable means of identification and documents showing their means of livelihood which must be
deposited at the court too. The trial has been adjourned till January 25, 2021.