In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, June, 2020

Lai Mohammed Critic Launched After 45-Day Detention

Lai Mohammed Critic Released After 45-Day Detention

Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Nigeria Police Pressure has launched Rotimi Jolayemi, the broadcaster who insulted the Minister of Info and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a tune that went viral on social media.

His spouse, Dorcas, instructed The PUNCH that he was launched on Friday night after spending 45 days in police custody.

She stated, “I’m very grateful to The PUNCH for placing the authorities underneath strain to launch my husband who was illegally detained. He was lastly launched this afternoon by the police. He was, nevertheless, requested to return on Monday to signal some papers.”


Rights group, Amnesty Worldwide, had referred to as on the police to launch Jolayemi, who had spent greater than 5 weeks in custody earlier than he was lastly arraigned in courtroom on June 11, 2020

Jolayemi, who anchors a Yoruba radio programme, ‘Bi aye se ri’ on Osun State Broadcasting Service and Radio Kwara, was on Could 5, 2020 arrested by the police.

Earlier, his spouse, Dorcas, and his two brothers have been arrested and spent over per week in police custody after they couldn’t produce him. Nonetheless, after the journalist had turned himself in, they have been launched.

Jolayemi, who’s the Vice-Chairman, Freelance and Impartial Broadcasters Affiliation of Nigeria, Osun State chapter, was subsequently delivered to Abuja the place he remained since Could 7.

On June 11, 2020, a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja ordered his remand in police custody.

On the trial, Jolayemi pleaded not responsible after he was arraigned on six-counts bordering on the alleged distribution of an audio file stated to have induced annoyance, in poor health will, hatred, and insults in direction of the minister.

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In line with the police, the offence contravenes part 24(1)(b) of the cybercrimes act 2015.

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