Twenty-one-year-old Michael Itok was granted bail by Akwa Ibom High Court 4 on December 19, after spending more than 60 days in detention.
His lawyer, Imo Akpan, said: “There is just one charge against him, which is based on internal security and enforcement of the law of Akwa Ibom State. He was charged under Section 6 with activities that constitute a nuisance because of some Facebook posts, which the governor considers as a nuisance. In that case, Governor Udom Emmanuel is the complainant in respect of the charge.”
Itok, the marketing officer of Prudential Micro Finance Bank, was arrested and detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) on October 8 till November 26 when he was arraigned before Magistrate Grade II under the Akwa Ibom Internal Security and Enforcement Law. He was in prison custody before he was granted bail.
It is curious that the state government, represented by the Attorney General, Uwemedimo Nwoko, opposed Itok’s bail application on the…