BY ADENIYI A.
Jailed blogger, Seun Oloketuyi of Best of Nollywood has been granted bail at a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Oloketuyi landed himself in trouble after publishing a story on his blog recently that Fidelity Bank M.D, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo impregnated the bank’s Head of Marketing. He was arraigned by the Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU).
In court, the publisher’s lawyer faulted the criminal charge saying his client was not involved in any fraud whatsoever. That it is in fact a civil matter that needed to be handled in a civil way and the SFU police had no business to arraign him.
The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Yunusa heeded the defence’s plea and granted bail to Oloketuyi at the sum of N3million,with two sureties: one, a relative of the accused and the other a landlord in Lagos. The sureties are expected to swear to an affidavit of means and produce verifiable evidence of tax payment for two years.
Oloketuyi is to make an undertaking to never to publish such story against Mr. Okonkwo again. Court has been adjourned till November 4, 2015, when the trial proper would commence.