RevolutionNow: Police Justify Firing Of Teargas At Protesters
File photo of police and #RevolutionNow Protesters in Lagos

The police on Tuesday arraigned five people and a lawyer in an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for the #RevolutionNow protests, Concise News reports.

It would be recalled that Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 General Elections, had spearheaded the #RevolutionNow campaign, in what he described as a protest against bad governance in the country.

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The police charged Ehis Omoshomio, 35; Gabriel Ojumah, 51, Juwon Sanyaolu, 22; Stanley Anobi, 28; Elias Ozikpu, 30; Kenechukwu Ukachukwu, 25, with two counts of unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them.

Ibijoke Akinpelu counsel from the State Criminal Intelligence and Information Department (SCIID) Panti, and the resident prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, said that the defendants  committed the offence on August 5, at 10 a.m., at Surulere Stadium.

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

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.

Komolafe adjourned the case until September 26 for mention.