For the second time in two weeks, a journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo has been refused bail and remanded in Port Harcourt prison custody; Punch reports.
This time, it was the Federal High Court in Rivers State that denied the daughter of the former governor of Oyo State and remanded her in prison after a Magistrate Court had granted her bail.
However, charges against the Port Harcourt-based publisher, Samuel Walson, were dropped.
Olunloyo and Walson were arrested over an alleged online defamatory publication against a frontline cleric, Pastor David Ibiyomie.
Chief Magistrate, Alatuwo Elkanah Fubara, in his ruling had earlier today granted the two accused media practitioners bail in the sum of two hundred thousand Naira with credible sureties who reside in Port Harcourt.
The court also struck out one of the charges on cyber crime against Kemi Omolulu Olonloyo for lack of jurisdiction to try the matter.
The matter was adjourned to May 4 for hearing.
Having been picked up again and now before the Federal high court, we can only keep our fingers crossed, hoping for the best for anti Kemi.
The cleric isn't joking or smiling at all. Chai!