BREAKING: Embattled ex-Vanguard Correspondent, Binniyat Regains Freedom from prison

By Editor on 12/10/2017

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Former Vanguard Correspondent in Kaduna Luka Binniyat on Thursday met all the bail conditions and has been released on bail and has been reunited with his family.

Making this known a while ago, Chairman Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Adamu Yusuf remarked; "On behalf of NUJ Kaduna Council, I will like to appreciate all those that contributed in one way or the other to see that Luka Binniyat is out of prison."

Image result for luka binniyatBinniyat gained his freedom at exactly 12:50PM.

Those at the prison included Barrister James Kanyip his defence lawyer, Chairman NUJ Kaduna Adamu Yusuf who is also the third surety, his brother Barrister Binniyat Thomas, the two other sureties among others.

He was in prison for 96 days and has been appearing in court before his bail was perfected after a review of the bail conditions on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Kaduna State had dragged the journalist to court on two count charges over a publication in Vanguard Newspaper on alleged killing of five students of College of Education Gidan-Waya.

He was charged for breach of public peace and injurious falsehood punishable under Sections 114 and 393 of the penal code laws of Kaduna State.

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on October, 12 2017

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