From Esther Akaa, Lafia
38 suspects protesting the Supreme Court ruling on the Nasarawa State governorship election appeal have been remanded at Lafia Correctional Centre for causing public disturbance.
The suspects were charged before the Chief Magistrate Court 3, Lafia on the orders of the State Commissioner of Police, Umaru Shehu Nadada.
The alleged protesters mostly women were said to have been aggrieved with the Supreme Court judgement delivered on Friday.
When the matter was mentioned for hearing by the Prosecuting Counsel, Danjuma Allu, the Chief Magistrate, Mohammed Abdullahi Lanze reserved ruling to Monday 22 January, 2024.
The Chief Magistrate also refused the plea for bail by the defendant’s Counsel, Iliya Ashokpa.
All the 38 suspected protesters including a man who was alleged to have been arrested when he went to pick up his vehicle from the mechanic were later taken to the Nigeria Correctional Center in Lafia to await trials.
Among the remanded protesters were five men and thirty-three women.
The Voice reports that the Supreme Court had on Friday in its judgment affirmed Governor Abdullahi Sule as the lawful winner of the March 18, 2023 Governorship Election in Nasarawa State, a development which triggered up protests by some aggrieved women and men in the State.