embattled online blogger, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, N1 million bail
following the bail application of her counsel, Fatai. O. Lawal.
The trial Judge, Justice H.I.O Shamah, who delivered ruling, on Tuesday,
said the Court exercised discretionary power and, also, because the
offence for which she was arraigned was bailable.
Reading the long list of bail conditions, Justice Shamah said the
accused must produce a surety in like sum, adding that the surety must
be resident in Port Harcourt metropolis and the person’s address must be
Also, the surety, if a civil servant, should not be below Level 12 and must submit his or her letter of
He added that the accused person must submit her international passport
to the court and sign an undertaking never to influence the court
proceedings and to appear in court any day the matter is adjourned.
The trial Judge stressed that the Court painstakingly perused and took
into cognizance the arguments of the Prosecution and Defence Counsels,
and arrived at conclusion that the, charge, cyber crime, leveled
against her, was bailable.
Speaking shortly after court proceedings, SunNews reports Counsel for Kemi, Mr. Fatai Lawal, said:
“We brought an application for the bail of my client and it was argued yesterday (Monday) and the ruling was just delivered.
“I think the bail condition is set. The court has ruled and I think we
must abide by that. The bail conditions are a bit long; one surety
either a Civil Servant of not. If the person is a Civil Servant the
conditions are there, if the person is not, the conditions are also
“it depend on our ability to meet the bail conditions. The court has already given its ruling.”
It would be recalled that the lady had been in detention at the Port
Harcourt Maximum Prisons for allegedly transmitting false adultery
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