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Guber election: Court sends 30 women to prison in Nasarawa for protesting Supreme Court judgment

At least thirty women have landed in prison for taking part in the protest against the Supreme Court judgment in Nasarawa state.

A Chief Magistrate Court in Lafia, the State capital, ordered the remand of the 30 women at the Correctional Centre.

The apex Court on Friday affirmed the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No sooner had the court delivered the judgment than protest erupted in the state capital.

The Nigeria Police arrested and arraigned the women on Friday afternoon, accusing them of engaging in acts of violence, blocking roads, and destroying public property.

The protesters reportedly caused heavy traffic as roads were blocked, and some of them set tyres ablaze.

The court also remanded eight other male suspects at the correctional centre.

The male suspects face charges related to blocking roads, public disturbance, and destruction of public facilities.

The identities of those in custody are yet to be disclosed.

The court has adjourned the matter for a hearing on their bail applications scheduled for Monday, January 21.

Recall that the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu Nadada, had threatened to take decisive action against anyone engaged in violence before, during and after the Supreme Court judgement.

The warning was issued at a peace pact ceremony organised for leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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