December 1, 2021


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#EndSARS protester who put to bed in prison freed after 7 months

Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who was delivered of a baby in prison, has been released temporarily.

She was released from Surulere Prison in Ondo East Local Government on Tuesday afternoon.

A judge of an Ondo State High Court had granted her a N10 million bail on Tuesday but ordered that she should be allowed to attend her child’s naming ceremony even before fulfilling her bail condition.

Ogunniyi is currently on her way to Akure, the state capital, where her temporary freedom will be ratified by Justice Omolara Adejumo, Daily Trust reports.

She is expected to return to the prison after the naming ceremony.

She was arrested by soldiers after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.

Ogunniyi, who was two months pregnant at the time of her arrest, gave birth to a baby boy on June 16, 2021.

Ogunniyi and three others were accused of razing the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

She alongside other suspects were charged with arson, riotous assembly, stealing and malicious damage.