Ogunniyi who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests, gave birth to a baby boy on June 16, 2021. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze.
A judge of an Ondo State High Court granted her an N10 million bail and a surety in like sum on Tuesday, June 22, but ordered that she should be allowed to attend her child’s naming ceremony even before fulfilling her bail condition.
The new mother is expected to return to the prison after the naming ceremony. Daily Trust reported that Ogunniyi who was released from Surulere Prison in Ondo East Local Government on Tuesday afternoon is currently on her way to Akure where her temporary freedom will be ratified by Justice Omolara Adejumo.