Six #EndSARS protesters have been granted bail by a Magistrate court in the Nigerian capital Abuja. The six defendants, five male protesters, and one female citizen journalist were remanded at the Suleja Correctional Facility in Niger State on the grounds that they stand accused of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, public nuisance, and inciting public disturbance.
Ruling on the application, Abdulrazak Eneye, the chief Magistrate, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000 ($131.2). The magistrate before pronouncing his ruling condemned “libelous” claims made against him on social media that suggested his court had been corrupted or politicized.
The legal team of the accused said that they find the court’s decision to grant bail “very liberal” and expect their clients to be released today if all of the necessary requirements for bail are filled.
The trial has been adjourned till January 25, 2021.