Buhari-Must-Go Protesters Regain Freedom after 68 Days in Kogi Detention

The two anti-Buhari protesters who were detained in Kogi for participating in the #Buharimustgo protest, Emmanuel Larry and Victor Udoka have both been granted bail.
Recall that the duo had been detained in the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Kabba since April 5th, and spent 68 days in the facility.

They were physically assaulted and tortured by some youth for distributing posters perceived to be critical of the president in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, Premium Times reports.

A few days later, they were turned over to the police and subsequently transferred to the prison facility. They were denied access to their lawyers.

This newspaper had reported the plight of the activists and how their attorney, Benjamin Omeiza, was deceived by police operatives and officials, who denied him access to his clients.

Many activists and rights groups including Amnesty International have demanded their release from detention, believed to be influenced by Kogi State authorities.

Meanwhile, on Friday, the duo were granted bail by a magistrate sitting in Lokoja.

Speaking in a recent interview, the two shared their unpalatable experiences in the correctional centre but maintained that they are undaunted by the move to silence them.

Mr Udoka said he does not pray that any Nigerian should face a similar fate, beckoning on Nigerians to demand their rights.

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