My father taught me to speak for rights, justice — Oluwasola Ajisafe
A file image of the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, before the gunfire.

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

Sponsor of the controversial bill seeking a 5-year jail term for protesters, Hon. Emeka Chinedu has withdrawn the bill from the House of Representatives.

Chinedu announced the formal withdrawal of the bill in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila at Tuesday plenary.

It will be recalled that outrage had trailed the bill since its introduction on July 6, 2021.

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Chinedu however said he was misquoted in the media, saying he was not sponsoring a bill to jail protesters.

Acknowledging the letter, Gbajabiamila said “It’s your prerogative. The bill is hereby withdrawn.”

The Speaker however asked the media be accurate in its reportage.

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