A Magistrate court in Port Harcourt, on Friday granted bail to popular blogger, Kemi Omolulu Olunloyo, and Samuel Walson, publisher of a local tabloid in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The accused are facing four count charges of publishing defamatory and malicious story against the General Overseer of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie.
Delivering his ruling, Chief Magistrate, Alatuwo Elkanah Fubara, granted the two accused bail in the sum of two hundred thousand Naira with credible sureties who reside in Port Harcourt.
The court also struck out one of the charges on cyber crime against Ms. Olunloyo for lack of jurisdiction to try the matter.
Recall that Ms Olunloyo had posted a letter that was written by a member of Pastor Ibiyeomie’s church in which the religious leader was accused of a number of misconducts that included infidelities.
She was arrested by the police in Ibadan on March 5 after Pastor Ibiyeomie registered a formal complaint where he accused her of defaming his character.