Court Adjourns Trial Of #EndSARS Protester, Eromosele Due To COVID-19January 11, 2021
Court Adjourns Trial Of #EndSARS Protester, Eromosele Due To COVID-19
ProtocolsChief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos has adjourned the case against #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, till February 2021 due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Adene is accused of criminal incitement, cyberstalking, provoking breach of public peace, and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace due to his involvement in nationwide protests against police brutality in October 2020.
The 27-year-old was forcefully arrested from his Lagos home by on November 7, 2020 ahead of a planned protest in the state.
He was transferred from Lagos State to Abuja for interrogation before he was returned to Lagos on Sunday night to be arraigned at the Yaba Magistrate Court.
When the defendant appeared in court for the commencement of his trial on Monday, January 11, 2021, his case was adjourned till February 15 due to restrictions on court’s operations, PulseNG reports.
Adene’s counsel, Adesina Ogunlana, stated that the court registrar explained that the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria compelled the court to only entertain cases that are urgent or crucial.