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A pregnant 18year ENDSARS protester arrested in Ondo gave birth in prison.

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A young pregnant 18-year old girl named Kemisola Oguniyi, who was arrested during the  ENDSARS protest in Akure, the Ondo state capital has given birth in prison custody.

Kemisola been in prison custody since October 24 last year as a result of the accusations made by the security operatives that arrested them of being amongst those who razed the state Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress.

Kemisola was arrested alongside three others who were later remanded in Ondo prison custody.

Others remanded at Surulere prison in Ondo with Kemisola include Ayodele Bukunmi, Ojo Samuel and Ani Obinna

They were charged for conspiracy to commit the following felonies, to wit: arson, riotous assembly, stealing and malicious damage.

She gave birth to a bouncing baby on June 16. Her lawyer, Tope Tomekun, in a letter to the Ondo Chief Judge, Oluwatoyin Akeredolu made available to newsmen in Akure that Kemisola was innocent of the crime alleged against her.

Tomekun said that Kemisola was “on her way to the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) to collect money for her mother’s treatment when she was apprehended by the Nigerian Army on random raiding and handed over to the Police for investigation.

“She was later alleged to be part of those who set APC Secretariat Akure on fire during the ENDSARS protest that took place in October 2020.

“I write to you sir, first as a lawyer and in furtherance of my conviction as a believer in the humanitarian cause of justice, to appeal to you sir, that for the sake of the sinless newborn child and in the interest of justice, to give a directive that this matter is given an urgent hearing as this is one deserving case, sir, in which the powers in this direction could be exercised.”

The lawyer appealed to the state Attorney General and Justice Commissioner, Titiloye Charles to use his powers to discontinue the prosecution of Kemisola and others.

Meanwhile, her family members have equally pleased with the power that is both in the judiciary and state government to temper justice with mercy and set the new mother free.

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