Rhoda Jatau, a Bauchi woman who was imprisoned after condemning the killing of a Christian student, Samuel Deborah in Sokoto State, has finally regained her freedom.
Jatau was released following an intervention from civil society organisations, family members and religious bodies.
It was gathered that her bail application brought by her lawyer, Joseph Danboyi, was heard and granted by Justice Fatima Jibrin of a high court in Bauchi. As soon as she was released, Rhoda left Bauchi for Gombe State.
Before being released, the Executive Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development, Bauchi, said in a statement that Jatau was picked up on 20th of May, 2022 at her residence by the Nigerian Police Force on the allegations of alleged incitement and inciting public disturbance. The CITAD further disclosed that she was denied bail on several occasions.