Five persons arrested by the police at the venue of the #RevolutionNow protests were on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
They were arrested on Monday at the protest in Osogbo.
The protesters arraigned are: Owolabi Olawale (32), Fagunwa Temitope (29), Oluwafemi Johnson (28), Owoeye Olaoluwa (22) and Omoleye Stephen (21) at the Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital.
The five accused persons were arraigned on a 3-count charge of unlawful assembly as to cause fear and disturb the peace of the community, among others.
The Police Prosecutor, Felix Okafor told the court that the five accused persons and others that have escaped committed the crime on 5th August 2019 at Olaiya Area of Osogbo.
He added that the offence contravened sections 517,69 and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them.
Their counsel, Barrister Alfred Adegoke pleaded with the court to grant them bail in the most liberal term, adding that his clients had agreed to abide with the law of the land.
Adegoke further explained that some of the accused persons were members of ASUU, and students’ union of different institutions, saying they were coming from a press conference at N.U.J correspondents’ chapel before they were rounded up.
He described charges preferred against them as misdemeanor.
The presiding magistrate, A. O. Ajanaku granted the five accused persons bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with one surety, whose identity would be verified by the prosecution.
The case was later adjourned to 16th August 2019.