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#ENDSARS Protesters Granted Bail After Five Days In Suleja Prison

Six #EndSARS protesters arrested in front of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday, November 6 have been granted bail after spending five days at Suleja Correctional Facility. 

The six were granted bail on Wednesday by the Magistrate Court 8 sitting at Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.

In granting them bail, Magistrate Abdulrazak Eneye, gave the bail conditions of N50,000 each which will be deposited alongside copies of their identity cards, their  means of livelihood and one surety.  The surety must be a citizen of Nigeria with a verifiable means of identification. 

The six arrested #ENDSARS protesters are, Oluwatosin Adeniyi, a citizen journalist covering the protest, Paul Akinwumi, Davo Chomo, Abdusalam Zuberu, Kabiru Gasali and Yasiru Bashir. 

After their arrest on November 6, they were arraigned before the Magistrate Court over criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, inciting public disturbance and public nuisance. 

The Court ruled that the six be remanded at Suleja Prison till January 25, 2021 after denying them bail. 

The Nigerian Government has been clamping down on those who took part in the ENDSARS protest that was staged to demand an end to police brutality across the country. 

The Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had frozen the accounts of individuals it said were sponsoring the protest. 

The CBN said it received the go ahead of the Federal High Court in Abuja to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the #EndSARS protests till January.

The request was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed and was filed by the CBN on October 20.

The individuals affected by the restrictions are Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye.

Others are: Adegoke Pamilerin Yusif. Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, and Gatefield Nigeria Limited.

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