More than twelve million naira (N12,000,000) was reportedly spent for the bailout of 121 people arrested for protesting the Rivers State National Assembly on Tuesday.
According to Rivers Mirror, each of the protesters paid the sum of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) for their bailout.
De Erudite Media reported that the protesters who were mostly the youth stormed the Government House in Port Harcourt to expressed their grievances and show solidarity with the embattled governor of the state in the political crisis rocking the state.
Recall that the rift between the immediate former governor of Rivers State and Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, and his successor, Governor Fubara has attracted the attention of many concerned citizens including the President, Bola Tinubu who has waded in to resolve the differences.
While the state’s ruling party is currently divided into two groups alongside Wike and Fubara, other members of the opposition parties are keenly relishing their eyes as what many analysts would describe as an expensive political melodrama between gladiators unfolds.
The tussle might have exceeded the verbal strength, consequently, leading to alleged attacks and threats to life.
Meanwhile, the 121 arrested demonstrators were released with the following conditions:
Bail of 100k each for the 121 suspects and 20 sureties for all.
According to Rivers Mirror the case was adjourned to December 5, 2023.