Naming ceremony of EndSARS protester who gave birth in prison holds today


The christening of the baby delivered in the prison by Kemisola Ogunniyi, the EndSARS protester will hold today at Ayedun quarters in Akure.

The naming ceremony is slated for 3pm.

Already, members of the civil society have rallied round the lady to give her a befitting naming ceremony in a church.

The 18-year-old Ogunniyi and three others were arrested and standing trial at the High Court for allegedly vandalising a property during the EndSARS protest which took place in Akure, the state capital in October last year.

She gave birth to a baby boy in the prison custody last Wednesday.

The defendants were charged for arson, conspiracy, riotous assembly, stealing and malicious damage.


The state government has expressed its readiness to secure the bail of the defendant .

At the hearing of the bail application in the court on Tuesday, the judge, Justice Omolara Adejumo granted the bail application.

She said granted the bail application based on humanitarian ground, and for the purpose of the christening of the baby which would take place today.

The judge ruled that the defendant should be bailed with a sum of N10 million with a surety.

Reacting, Counsel to the defendant, Tope Temokun, expressed satisfaction over the release of his client from the prison as well as the bail.