bail application

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has fixed Tuesday, April 11, 2017, for ruling on the bail application of journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo.

Kemi Olunloyo was arrested by security operatives and charged to court for publishing materials that were purportedly offensive to a frontline Port Harcourt-based cleric, Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

The blogger had earlier been arraigned at the Magistrate Court before the matter was transferred to the Federal High Court.

The application of her counsel, F.O. Lawal for her bail had been opposed by the prosecution counsel, David Abuo.

Abua had told the court that in spite of her being remanded in prison custody, kemi Olunloyo had been issuing threats through her Instagram page over her continued detention.

But the blogger’s counsel insisted that the Abuo’s points in opposing Kemi Olunloyo’s bail fell under extraneous matters that were targetted at prejudicing the court.

However, the trial judge, Justice H.I.O. Shamah, fixed Tuesday, April 11 for ruling on the bail application and continuation of hearing on the case.

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