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BREAKING: Activist Very Dark Man granted bail, trial adjourned to December [VIDEO]

Nigerian activist Vincent Martis Otse, popularly known as Very Dark Man, has been granted bail with his trial adjourned to December 16, 2024.

The activist was remanded in police custody since May following charges of cyberstalking.

Very Dark Man faced arraignment on Wednesday at the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he was charged with five counts of cyberstalking related to the Nigeria police and Nollywood actresses Iyabo Ojo and Tonto Dike. The activist pleaded not guilty to all charges.

During the court proceedings, his lawyer, Deji Adeyanju, applied for bail.

However, the police prosecuting team requested additional time to respond to the bail application, prompting Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon to adjourn the bail hearing to May 29.

Although the prosecution sought to have Very Dark Man remanded in prison custody, his legal team successfully argued for his remand in police custody instead.

Consequently, the court granted this request, and the activist was taken to the National Cybercrime Centre.

After the adjournment, the court has now granted bail to Very Dark Man, and the trial has been rescheduled to December 16, 2024.

The forthcoming trial in December is expected to continue to draw substantial interest from both the public and the media.

Watch the video of his release below:

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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