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17-Year-Old Girl Still in Nigerian Prison 165 days after She Was Arrested by the Police for Arson, Many React ▷ Legit.ng – Legit.ng

  • November 2, 2021
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17-Year-Old Girl Still in Nigerian Prison 165 days after She Was Arrested by the Police for Arson, Many React ▷ Legit.ng – Legit.ng

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– Nigerians are seeking the immediate release of a 17-year-old girl who has been languishing in a Nigeria prison for the past 165 days
– The minor identified as Kemi Ogunniye was reportedly arrested on Saturday, October 24, 2020, and charged with arson
– However, it was said that Kemi was on her way to get medications for her sick mother before she was arrested
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Nigerians have started an online campaign to seek the immediate release of a minor who according to them was unjustly arrested and detained.
According to a Twitter user @ifemosumichael, 17-year-old Kemi Ogunniye was arrested by men of the Nigerian police and was allegedly unjustly charged for arson and burning of the APC flag in Ondo state during the EndSARS protest.
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The arrest was said to be made on Saturday, October 24, 2020, when in actuality she was on her way to get medications for her sick mother, @ifemosumichael explains.
Making use of the hashtag #FreeKemiNow, he attached photos of the minor and appealed to other Nigerians to join in appealing for the release of the girl who has spent 163 days behind bar and counting.
His appeal was overwhelmed with support from other tweeps who bought into the cause while slamming the police authorities for carrying out the illegality of detaining a minor.
@9jaFreeman said:
@cokoisu reacted:
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@Arielsyy commented:
@wallaceonas wrote:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady in Cote d'Ivoire had cried out for help after she was sentenced to prison for 20 years.
A Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin, on Sunday, March 14, 2021, shared how the life of the 23-year-old trader, Itunu Olajumoke Babalola, took a horrible turn.
David disclosed that in 2019, the lady had to travel all the way from Cote d'Ivoire to Ibadan in Nigeria to visit her ailing mother.
Before she travelled, the lady items worth thousands of naira were stolen. After reporting the case to the police in the country, she never allowed the incident to stop her from seeing her mother.
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When she got back to Cote d’Ivoire, Itunu was informed that the thief has been caught, who happened to be a 14-year-old boy.

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