Kemi Olunloyo granted bail, but suspects don’t wear prison uniform

Controversial blogger, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo was granted bail earlier today (Thursday, March 30, 2017) by a Magistrate court in Port Harcourt (Rivers state) alongside her accomplice in the defamation and malicious publication charge.

Both were granted bail by Chief magistrate Alatuwo Elkanah Fubara in the sum of N200,000 with two credible sureties resident in Port Harcourt.
The matter was adjourned to May 4 for hearing as the cyber crime part of the charge was  struck off for lack of jurisdiction.
What caught the attention of all was the green prison uniform adorned by the suspects. And those familiar with how prisons are run label it a diversionary drama as awaiting trial inmates are not issued uniforms.
A lawyer spoke with labelled the spectacle a joke. “There’s no way suspects awaiting trial can be issued prison uniform.  They are yet to be convicted.  Only convicts are issued prison uniforms which have numbers.
“What she wore has no number. It may just be to draw attention.”
Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo was arrested in Ibadan (Oyo state) by the Police on March 14, 2017, for her post alleging that Salvation Ministries’ David Ibiyiomie was dating Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo.
She was taken to Port Harcourt, and later arraigned with Samuel Walson, who syndicated the story.



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