Nasarawa: 33 Women, 5 Others Sent To Prison For ‘Protesting’ Against Supreme Court’s Judgement


38 suspected protesters against the Supreme Court judgement in Nasarawa State governorship election have been remanded at Lafia Correctional Center for allegedly causing a public disturbance.

The suspected protesters were charged before the Chief Magistrate Court three, Lafia by the state Commissioner of police.

It could be recalled that the arrest of the protesters followed the Supreme Court judgment where some aggrieved protesters mostly women were arrested by security operatives.

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of police, Umaru Shehu Nadada ordered the protesters to be charged to court for public disturbance.


When the matter was mentioned for hearing by the prosecuting counsel, Danjuma Allu, the Chief Magistrate, Mohammed Abdullahi Lanze reserved his ruling to Monday 22 January, 2024.

However, the defendants counsel, Iliya Ashokpa pleaded the court to grant his clients bail but was not granted.

The 38 suspected protesters including a man who was allegedly arrested when he went to picked his vehicle from the mechanic were later taken to the Nigeria Correctional center in Lafia while awaiting trials.

Among the remanded protesters include about five men and thirty-three women.

The Supreme Court had on Friday in it judgment affirmed governor Abdullahi Sule as the lawful winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election in Nasarawa State which led to protest by some aggrieved women and men in the state.

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