By Hannatu Sadiq
The Ondo State High Court has granted bail to the #EndSARS protester who gave birth in Olokuta Medium Prison in Akure.
Kemisola Ogunniyi, an 18-year-old girl who was detained over #EndSARS protest birthed a baby at the Surulere Prison in Ondo town, Ondo East Local Government Area of the state.
Justice Omolara Adejumo granted Kemisola bail in the sum of 10 million naira and a surety in like sum, and ordered prison authorities to bring Kemisola and her new-born as a prelude to releasing her from prison.
A court bailiff, prison warden, and lawyers are to proceed to Surulere prison in Ondo town to bring her to court as a prelude to releasing her.
Also, counsel will move bail motion for three others arrested over the alleged #EndSARS protest, who are still in prison.
Kemisola was arrested and imprisoned since October 24, 2020, with three others who said they were part of the participants of the #EndSARS protest in the state.
She claimed she was going to a pharmacy to buy drugs for her mother when she was arrested by the police.
However, the police claimed they were one of those #EndSARS protesters who burnt the office of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state last year, about eight months ago.
The three other detainees are; Ayodele Bukunmi, Ojo Samuel and Ani Obinna.
The charges preferred against them were conspiracy to commit the following felonies, to wit: arson, riotous assembly, stealing and malicious damage.
Kemisola was said to have gone into labour on June 15 and gave birth to a baby boy the following day.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, had in a Facebook post last week called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the state to address the issue, adding that the mother of the newborn was innocent and never committed any offence.
Nigerians have expressed outrage and taken to social media to demand her swift and unconditional release from detention.