Court Grants Bail To Nigerian Blogger Arrested For Publishing Money Laundering Story On Ogun Governor’s Wife

Court Grants Bail To Nigerian Blogger Arrested Over Facebook Post On Amosun’s Wife

A Nigerian blogger who was arrested by the Nigerian police for making a Facebook post on the wife of the Ogun state governor appeared in court early today at the Isabo Magistrate Court in Abeokuta, Ogun.
Ojo Emmanuel whose arrest and detention by the police caused an uproar on the internet was brought before a Magistrate judge early this morning.
He was accused of criminally libeling the wife of the state governor, conspiracy against the state government and assault on policemen.
Ojo was arrested on Sunday over a post he made alleging that that the wife of the governor was arrested in the UK for money laundering.
Ojo exposed the alleged money laundering case held against Ogun first lady, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, in London a few months ago.

In the story, Mrs. Amosun was alleged to have been detained by the London Police for being in possession of $300,000 cash.
She has since denied being involved in any money laundering saga.

During Ojo ‘s arraignment in court today, the police prosecutor pleaded with the judge to deny him bail claiming strenuously that he was a “dangerous criminal”. 
However, the judge denied the prayers of the police stating there was nothing before him to warrant sending the blogger back to prison as his offenses were bailable. 
He then granted Mr. Ojo bail in the sum of ₦1million and adjourned the case till October 21st, 2015.

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