Two arrested for protesting against Buhari secretly arraigned

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Anene Victor and Emmanuel Larry, who were arrested for protesting against President Muhammadu Buhari in Kogi State have been remanded.

Victor and Larry were seen in a viral video holding posters with the inscription, “Buhari must go” prompting some youths to descend on them with whip.

Despite the ongoing nationwide strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, the protesters were arraigned on Tuesday secretly at the Magistrates’ Court 1, Lokoja, on charges bordering on treasonable felony and inciting public unrest.

“One of the police officers at the A Division reliably informed me that they were taken and arraigned before a magistrate in his office who signed a remand warrant.

“At a time when the judiciary is on strike, a magistrate is entertaining a case he has no jurisdiction over and then remanding suspects over a bailable allegation,” the accused’s lawyer, Benjamin Omeiza reportedly told The Cable.

 

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