The case of Adesina Ayobami Ademuyiwa and ten others accused of participating in the #EndSARS demonstration in October 2020 has been delayed by the High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The case was postponed until July 7, 2021.
Meanwhile, the 11 people have been imprisoned at the Oyo Correctional Centre since October of last year, a period of eight months.
They informed the Oyo State Government about the issue, according to a source, but the government insisted that the prosecution be handled by the federal government.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has also been drawing public attention to the case and in a tweet on Wednesday, he said, “There’re 11 #EndSARS protesters imprisoned at the Federal prison in Oyo, these youngsters have languished in prison for about 9 months without reprieve, they were not even produced in court today.
“We’ve alerted you to this but your people claim it feds (federal government) prosecuting. Your AGF should take over and discontinue the trial. We can’t wait for these injustices to go on. Let our people go FreeOyo11 Now.”
He had previously reported on a woman named Adesina Adekemi pleading with Nigerians to assist her in reuniting with her brother, Ademuyiwa, who had been kidnapped by Nigerian police eight months earlier for taking part in the #EndSARS rally.
The lady came to Facebook to request a loan of N300,000 for her brother’s bail, claiming that his bond had been set at that amount by a lawyer.