By Abdulsalam Yusuff, Osogbo
No fewer than five members of RevolutionNow have been dragged before an Osun state Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo over alleged unlawful assembly.
The suspects were arraigned by the police on Wednesday before Magistrate Ajanaku A.O who granted bail after they pleaded not guilty to the allegations leveled against them.
The arraigned members of RevolutionNow 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,for unlawful assembly in Osun .
The accused were said to have committed the offence on August 5, 2019 at Olaiya Area Osogbo, Osun state capital.
The accused were charged on the allegations bothering on unlawful assembly capable of causing tension and disturb the peace of the town and gathering of each other in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.
The offence, according to Prosecutor, Mr Felix Okafor, contravened the provision of Sections 517,69 and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.
The five accused pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them.
Counsel to the accused persons, Bar O. Adegoke pleaded with the court to grant them clients bail in the most liberal term.
Adegoke who said that the suspects were still presumed innocent until contrary is proved by a court of law said they would not jump bail, if granted.
He further explained that some of the accused persons were members of A.S.U.U and Student Union leaders.
Adegoke added that the accused contrary to the claims in the charge were coming form a press conference held at N.U.J Correspondents’ Chapel while they were arrested.
He told the court that his clients were innocent of the allegations just as he described the charge against them as misdemeanor.
Magistrate Ajanaku granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety.
She directed the police in charge of the case to verify the address of the surety.
The case was adjourned till August 16, 2019 for mention.
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