The Police on Monday filed an application before a Yaba Magistrate Court seeking to remand an alleged new #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, for an extra 30 days.
The application was filed before Magistrate O.A. Salawu.
The defendant was represented by his counsel, Babatunde Jinadu leading Chima Muni, Sylvester Isaac, Orji Onu, D.J. Egbochuo.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), represented by Emaka Nwadiokewho was in court, on a watching brief.
Police prosecutor, Cyril tendered before the court an affidavit deposed to by the Investigating Police Officer to back their request for extension of detention of the defendant.
The request for the extension of the detention of Eromosele was made after he had spent nine days in police detention.
The Investigating Police Officer (IPO) Uloko Obiabo, in a nine paragraph affidavit deposed to in support of the request, stated the defendant was arrested on November 7 based on intelligence report allegedly “with inciting banners calling for fresh protests.
He averred that he was aware that the Presidency has set up a committee to look into all #EndSARS demands.
The IPO averred that he was also aware that Lagos State Government, in line with the presidential directives, had set up a tribunal to look into all #EndSARS issues.
He maintained that the defendant calling for new #EndSARS protest will threaten the peace of the state and the nation.
Eromosele’s counsel, Jinadu made an oral application for bail for his client.
Jinadu tendered before the court a medical report from Eko Hospital regarding the liver complication and immune system of his client.
He also informed the court his client has been in detention since November 7 and had been moved from one detention facility to the other in Lagos and Abuja.
He argued that contrary to police claims, Eromosele was never at the scene of the purported protest.
He prayed the court to disregard the claims of the Police but to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.
After taking submissions from counsels, Magistrate Salawu stepped down the matter.
When the trial magistrate reconvened, she adjourned the matter for ruling on Tuesday.