Just In: Journalist And Blogger, Kemi Olunloyo Gets N1m Bail

Embattled journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, was on Tuesday granted bail by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

Olunloyo, who had been remanded in Port Harcourt prison for the past one month, was granted bail in the sum of N1 million.

It will be recalled that the journalist/blogger was arrested by security operatives in Ibadan over a material published online and believed to have offended a frontline Port Harcourt-based cleric.

The Nigeria police had charged Ms Kemi Olunloyo, with cyber crime on account of a recent post in which she accused David Ibiyeomie, a pastor based in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, of adultery.

In an Instagram post, she made last Tuesday, Ms. Olunloyo disclosed that the police arrested her in Port Harcourt and detained her after the pastor complained that she defamed his character in a recent post. Ms. Olunloyo, a daughter of former Governor Victor Omololu Olunloyo of Oyo State, had posted a letter written by a member of Mr. Ibiyeomie’s church in which the pastor was accused of a series of misconduct, including infidelities.

 

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