The over 50 Journalists who stormed Kaduna High Court 10 in high spirit, hopping to secure the release of their colleague, Luka BINNIYET left the court premises disappointed as the presiding judge, Justice Bashir Sukola granted a very stringent condition that would be difficult to meet.
on Luka Binniyat, who is facing charges related to an alleged false publication.
Among the conditions given by the judge this Thursday, was two sureties with N10m bond each and both are to drop their international passports with the court until the case is determinedl.
The judge also said the conditions will be reviewed after six months.
The court which was filled up by his colleagues from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), alongside top leaders of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) were all shocked from the when the conditions were read out.
Counsel to the accused, Alex Marama told journalists in an interview, that he will appeal the decision.
Marama who led six other lawyers to court, said that they were surprised by the bail conditions announced.
It will be recalled that Luka Binniyet was charged to Court by the Kaduna state government for alleged false report in Vanguard Newspaper. Ironically, Vanguard Newspaper was not joined in the suit.
Case adjourned till August 31, 2017, accused person remains in prison custody