COURT ACQUITS ‘BUHARI MUST GO’ ADVOCATES IN KOGI STATE.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on July 15, 2022
The Magistrates Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, has discharged two Human Rights activists, Amini Udoka and Emmanuel Larry, who were arrested and prosecuted by the state government for pasting posters of ‘Buhari must Go,’ in April 2021.
It may be recalled that both men were arrested by the State’s Police Command on April 5, 2021, and arraigned in court for allegedly embarking on a smear campaign against President Buhari in Lokoja, the state capital.
They were reportedly beaten up by some hoodlums and spent 78 days in detention, before being granted bail last year.
When the matter came up on Thursday in Lokoja, the Magistrate, Tanko Muhammed, dismissed the suit, after suffering a series of adjournments.
The accused men have, however, said they will be filing a Fundamental Human Rights Abuse Suit against the state government to seek claims, over the alleged breach of their rights.