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LOCKDOWN: Lagos cleric perfects bail conditions, released from detention



The presiding cleric of Resurrection Praise Chapel, Archbishop Samson Mustapha Benjamin, has been released from detention after perfecting his bail conditions.

The cleric was arraigned by the Lagos State government at a magistrate court in Igbosere for allegedly violating the government’s stay-at-home directive after he led a protest to the Chinese Embassy in the Victoria Island area of the state.

Benjamin and two other defendants — Jerry Abel and Joseph Benjamin —were arrested for protesting the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in China at the Chinese Embassy.

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They were arraigned on a two-count charge of failure to stay at home contrary to COVID-19 Regulations’ and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.

Archbishop Benjamin was granted bail in the sum of N1million while his co-defendants were granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 each.

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