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Two anti-Buhari protesters arrested in Kogi released after 68 days in detention

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Two anti-Buhari protesters, Emmanuel Larry and Victor Anene Udoka, arrested and detained by the Kogi State government have finally regained their freedom. 

The duo were granted bail on Friday by a Magistrate Court after they spent 68 days in detention. 

They were granted bail after the court heard arguments for their bail application.

Emmanuel and Udoka, had been detained by the Kogi State Government since April 5 when they were arrested for pasting ‘Buhari Must Go’ posters in Lokoja, the state capital.

They were physically assaulted and tortured by some youth for the posters perceived to be against the affiliate of the Kogi State government. 

The Kogi State government then handed them over to the police command in the state. The Command, upon arrest, denied the protesters access to their lawyer, Benjamin Omeiza. 

After their prolonged detention, the two young men recently began a hunger strike at the Kabba Prison as the government continued to ignore national and international voices calling for their release before they were eventually granted bail.

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