38 Arrested In Lafia For Protesting Supreme Court Judgement

The Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the arrest of 38 persons in relation to the protest that greeted the judgment of the Supreme Court on Friday (January 19, 2024).

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State confirmed the arrest when contacted by journalists in Lafia.

He said that the protesters were arrested for causing Public Disturbance after the judgment by the supreme court on the state’s governorship dispute.

The suspects were immediately charged to Court and remanded at the Lafia Custodian Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service.

They were charged before the Chief Magistrate Court 3 Lafia by the Nigeria Police.

When the matter was mentioned for hearing by the prosecuting counsel, Danjuma Allu, Mohammed Abdullahi-Lanze, Chief Magistrate reserved ruling on their bail application to Monday, Jan. 22, 2024.

Earlier, Illiya Ashokpa, Defendants Counsel pleaded that the court should grant bail to his clients, but his application was turned down.

The protesters consisted of five men and 33 women.

The Supreme Court had on Friday, January 19 affirmed the victory of Gov. Abdullahi Sule of All Progressives Congress (APC) and dismissed the Appeal by David Ombugadu, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2023 general elections. (NAN)

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