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Court Grants Bail 3 Online Reporters, As Case Adjourned To 17/8, 2021

Chief Magistrate Muhammed Ibrahim has granted the bail applications of three online critics, Olusola Olusegun, Kayode Ogunlowo and Babatunde Saka who were accused of reporting news injurious to the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his sister Senator Khairat Gwadabe.
The trio were granted bail in the sum of two hundred thousand naira each and two sureties in the like sum in which one of the sureties must be resident of the court jurisdiction while the matter was adjourned to 17th of August 2021.
It would be recalled that the court could not seat on the critics application moved by their counsels following the unavailability of the Magistrate.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) revealed that online critics and opposition figures, reported that the chairperson of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Shade Omoniyi gave governor’s sister, Senator Khairat Gwadabe, the sum of one hundred and fifty million naira as Sallah gift.
It further added that the money given to the Governor’s family is enough to pay five hundred workers for the unsubstantiated salary arrears of Local Government and SUBEB staff.

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Written by Issa Saliu

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