*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
EndSARS detainee may christen her baby at the custody.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that Kemisoa Ogunniyi, who is one of the the EndSARS protesters detained at the Correctional Centre at Surulere, Ondo City, Ondo State who delivered a baby boy on Wednesday last week, may have christened her baby in the custody.
Ogunniyi Kemisola may have her baby christen at the custody following refusal of the court to grant her bail on the conditions that the Court is not aware of her bail application.
The presiding judge at High Court No. 10, Olokuta, Akure, Justice Omolara Adejumo, who said the court was not aware of the purported bail application filed by the attorney to the defendant (Ogunniyi Kemisola).
SWIndependentnews.com.ng recall that the Kemisola and three other persons were arrested during the EndSARS protest in Akure, the Ondo State capital, in October 2020 and subsequently arraigned before the court.
They were accused of setting ablaze the state Secretariat of All Progressive Congress (APC) along Oyemekun Road, Akure, but the accused pleaded not guilty.
They had been kept in prison custody since their arraignment.
Briefing journalists on the development the Counsel to the detainee EndSARS protester, Tope Temokun, said he was sure his client would be released by the court on Tuesday with her newborn baby boy.
He said: “The assurance we had was to get her released today but as a lawyer, I know the procedure.
“There is nothing negative about this issue, the whole world knew that a boy was born and am very sure that tomorrow, the whole world will also know the name of that boy. The boy has been announced to the world and am very confident that the boy is going to be great.
“But that is not to say that we should allow the naming ceremony to take place in prison. And we are fighting against that seriously.
“We were fighting that Kemisola should not deliver in prison but she eventually delivered in prison, the noise was everywhere. So, if we say we don’t want the naming ceremony in the prison custody, it is still part of the agitation to get her released.
“it’s not about negativity, when we talk about prominent people in the world, most of them have been to the prison. Is it Mandela or Buhari? Obasanjo or Yaradua?
“But I must assure you that Kemisola will not spend eight days in the custody after delivery.” Tope Temokun said.