Nigerian lawyer and CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, Audu Maikori has been granted bail after he was arraigned before a Kaduna Magistrate’s Court along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, his lawyer said Monday, March 13, 2017.
This disclosure was made known by John Danfulani, a lawyer and associate of Mr. Maikori.
According to him, his client received the bail on “very liberal terms” in the afternoon of today.
Danfulani added that his client was taken to court by police officers and the Director of Public Prosecution in Kaduna State, Dari Bayero.
Mr. Maikori is facing allegations of incitement to violence initiated by the Kaduna State Government over inaccurate tweets he posted in which he alleged assassination of some college students in Southern Kaduna.
Last week Friday, he was apprehended and held at police custody in Kaduna, even though the police denied being responsible for his incarceration.
Speaking to Premium Times, Mr. Danfulani said his client was granted bail after being charged for the first time on Monday, under the controversial Cybercrime Act.
The government “charged him under Section 24 of Cybercrime Act. He will appear before the Chief Magistrate,” Mr. Danfulani said.
The court adjourned further hearing on the matter until May 24.