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Kaduna Journalist, Binniyat Regains Freedom After 96 Days In Prison



Former Vanguard Correspondent in Kaduna, Luka Binniyat, on Thursday met all the bail conditions and has been released on bail.

Binniyat was charged to court by the Kaduna State Government that accused him of incitement and spreading falsehood capable of undermining the peace of the state as regards the troubled Southern Kaduna.
A statement by the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, said Binniyat walked out of the Kaduna prisons at exactly 12:50pm.

The statement said “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.”

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