Published on: July 28, 2021

Anti-Buhari protesters regain freedom after 68 days in Kogi prison

Emmanuel Larry and Victor Udoka have been granted bail and released from the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Kabba, Kogi State, having spent 68 days in the facility.

Anti-Buhari protesters regain freedom after 68 days in Kogi prison
Anti-Buhari protesters regain freedom after 68 days in Kogi prison

The two had been detained since April 5, after participating in the #BuhariMustGo protest, staged against the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

They were physically assaulted and tortured by some youth for distributing posters perceived to be critical of the president in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.

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A few days later, they were turned over to the police and subsequently transferred to the prison facility. They were denied access to their lawyers.

Premiumtimes had reported the plight of the activists and how their attorney, Benjamin Omeiza, was deceived by police operatives and officials, who denied him access to his clients.

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Many activists and rights groups including Amnesty International have demanded their release from detention, believed to be influenced by Kogi State authorities.

Anti-Buhari protesters regain freedom after 68 days in Kogi prison


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