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Kemi Olunloyo speaks from jail...reveals why she is still in detention




So Kemi Olunloyo is still is detention. The controversial Nigerian journalist and daughter of former governor of Oyo State, Victor Omololu Olunloyo, who was arrested and detained in prison after she allegedly published a defaming article against a Port Harcourt-based pastor, David Ibiyeomie, has spoken from detention.
Kemi who is known for bullying celebrities, politicians and even pastors, on social media has accused the chief registrar of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt of sitting on her case in order to keep her behind bars indefinitely, despite meeting her bail conditions.
Kemi spoke exclusively to Premium Times inside Port Harcourt Prison, her home since March 13. She said that her lawyers had satisfied all bail conditions  set by H.I.O. Shamah, a federal judge who granted her bail on April 11. But  she had strong indications to believe that the deputy chief registrar was sitting on her case on alleged orders of some powerful interests. 

However, the Deputy Chief Registrar, Maimunat Folami, strongly denied the allegations, stating that her office had cooperated fully with Ms. Olunloyo’s counsel to ensure proper vetting of her bail documents.
 Ms. Folami said;
 She said; “We have done everything that we’re supposed to do. This allegation is very strange.
”I have to do all the works of ensuring that all the documents are put in place. Even if the documents are put in place, we still have to conduct certain investigations, like verifying the addresses of the sureties to be sure they are who they say they are.”
She also said Kemi Olunloyo’s case file was taken away the last time her matter was heard on May 23. Although the judge was absent, the case file was not returned to her office, causing further delay in working out the final details of Ms. Olunloyo’s release.
Peter Nkanga, the West Africa representative of the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists, condemned Ms. Omololu-Olunloyo’s continued incarceration for over 78 days and counting, despite all bail conditions met since May 11, including signing an undertaking not to jump bail.

“It is an outrage that the judiciary can be taking over three weeks and counting to verify Ms. Omololu-Olunloyo’s bail requirements, at the expense of her freedom,” Nkanga said
Fatai Lawal of Afe Babalola Chambers, which is representing Ms. Omololu-Olunloyo,  declined to blame the registrar for the challenges faced in perfecting his client’s bail requirements. We’re confident about her possible release this week,” he said.

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