A High Court of justice, sitting in Benin, the Edo State capital has granted bail to the comedian and vlogger, Chukwu Emeka, arrested by the Department of State Services.
The mother of the comedian, Mrs. Magaret Chukwu, confirmed the release to newsmen.
The lawyer, who later took over the case, identified as Matthew Osa-oghogho, also announced the release of the comedian, popular known as Broda Mike on his Facebook account.
“Today, the High Court of justice sitting in Benin released Comedian Emeka Chukwu Aka #BrotherMike to bail. He was arrested by the Department of State Services and accused of inciting the Public. The court agreed with our submission that the application for the remand of Mr. Chukwu is unmeritous and therefore admitted him to bail. We stand for justice always and at all times!” He posted, sharing a picture of himself and Broda Mike.
Emeka, who is a skit maker, popularly known on social media as Broda Mike, was arrested by the Department of State Services in Benin, the Edo State capital for allegedly using his comedy skits to talk against poor governance, ‘corrupt’ politicians, and insecurity among others.