A Kwara State Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, on Monday, granted bail to a traditional religion devotee, Abdulazeez Adegbola, also known as Tani Olohun, after spending 75 days in the custodial facility of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Ilorin.
Tani Olohun was arraigned on August 17 on five counts bordering on “criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbance, criminal defamation of character, and intentional insult.”
The offences, according to the prosecution, were contrary to sections 97, 210, 392, and 114 of the Penal Code of Nigeria.
When the case came up for hearing at the court on Monday, his counsel, Mr Mufutau Olobi, announced the withdrawal of the preliminary objection filed before the court on behalf of the defendant
Olobi subsequently moved a fresh application, pledging that he would abide by the terms
The chief magistrate, Mohammed Ibrahim, granted bail to Tani Olohun in the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in the same sum.The magistrate said one of them must be a blood relative of the defendant and must be a resident within the jurisdiction of the court
The two sureties are to submit seven passport photographs to the court registrar.The court further ordered that Tani Olohun must come to court fortnightly, adding that a register must be opened for him by the court registrar.The court, however, adjourned the case until November 21, 2023