Chief Magistrate Muhammed Ibrahim has granted the bail applications of three online critics, Olusola Olusegun, Kayode Ogunlowo and Babatunde Saka who were accused of reporting news injurious to the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his sister Senator Khairat Gwadabe.
The trio were granted bail in the sum of two hundred thousand naira each and two sureties in the like sum in which one of the sureties must be resident of the court jurisdiction while the matter was adjourned to 17th of the month.
It would be recalled that the court could not seat on the critics application moved by their counsels following the unavailability of the Magistrate.
The Elites Watch reports, that police report revealed that online critics and opposition figures, reported that the chairperson of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Shade Omoniyi gave governor’s sister, Senator Khairat Gwadabe, the sum of one hundred and fifty million naira as Sallah gift.
It further added that the money given to the Governor’s family is enough to pay five hundred workers for the unsubstantiated salary arrears of Local Government and SUBEB staff.
Counsel to one of the critics, Barrister Balogun Mujaid informed our reporter that it’s up to the state government to come forward and prove their case against his client.
Kabir Olanrewaju Ishowo is a Kwara-Born, a community developer, An Online Media Practioner and the CEO/Publisher of Gistmeblog247.