Just recently in the prison, a pregnant 18-year old, Kemisola Oguniyi, that was arrested during the ENDSARS protest in Akure, the Ondo state capital and has been in prison since October 24 2020, has given birth to a baby boy on 16th June.
Kamisola alongside other three which includes, Ayodele Bukunmi, Ojo Samuel and Ani Obinna were accused by the security operatives that arrested them of being amongst those who razed the state Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress.
They were charged for conspiracy to commit the following felonies, to wit: arson, riotous assembly, stealing and malicious damage.
Her lawyer, Tope Tomekun, forwarded a letter to the Ondo Chief Judge, Oluwatoyin Akeredolu saying that Kemisola was innocent of the crime preferred against her.
The letter reads that Kemisola was; “on her way to the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) to collect money for her mother’s treatment when she was apprehended by the Nigerian Army on random raiding and handed over to the Police for investigation”.
“She was later alleged to be part of those who set APC Secretariat Akure on fire during the ENDSARS protest that took place in October 2020″.
“I write to you sir, first as a lawyer and in furtherance of my conviction as a believer in humanitarian cause of justice, to appeal to you sir, that for the sake of the sinless newborn child and in the interest of justice, to give directive that this matter be given an urgent hearing as this is one deserving case sir, in which the powers in this direction could be exercised.”
Tomekun further appealed to the state Attorney General and Justice Commissioner, Titiloye Charles to use his powers to put an end to the prosecution of Kemisola and others.
Meanwhile, there has been several pleas from her family members to the power that be both in the judiciary and state government to temper justice with mercy by setting the new mother free to return home.