Ogbeta.ng: Court Grants N1million Bail to Blogger Arrested Over Alleged Slandering on Governor's Wife

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Court Grants N1million Bail to Blogger Arrested Over Alleged Slandering on Governor's Wife

Emmanuel Ojo 

Earlier today at the Isabo Magistrate Court in Abeokuta, Ogun state, a Nigerian blogger identified as Emmanuel Ojo, who was arrested by the Nigerian Police for making a Facebook post on the wife of the Ogun State Governor, has been granted bail in the sum of N1million.


His arrest and detention by the police caused an uproar on the social media as he was accused of criminally libeling the wife of the state governor, conspiracy against the state government and assault on policemen.

The accussed who was brought before a Magistrate judge early this morning, was arrested on Sunday over a post he made alleging that that the wife of the governor was arrested in the UK for money laundering.

Police prosecutors claimed that he resisted arrest and tried to disarm officers sent to apprehend him on Sunday.

During his arraignment today, the police prosecutor pleaded with the judge to deny him bail claiming strenuously that he was a 'dangerous criminal'.

However, the judge denied the prayers of the police stating there was nothing before him to warrant sending the blogger back to prison as his offenses were bailable.

He then granted Mr. Ojo bail in the sum of N1million and adjourned the case till October 21st, 2015.

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