Nerisa John, 43, Christiana Famous, 36, Dolphina Ochai, 34, Flora Clinton, 55, Ayibanua Lucky, 33, Motoko Oyibadoemi, 54, Amilo Brandy, 30; Tuebi Romeo, 25; Ayibaegben Godbless, 40; Becky Williams, 37; Ayababy Kwoli, 50; and Falaba David, 30 have been identified as the women accused.
They were charged with plotting to commit a crime. The charges against them were as follows:
“That you (all the accused) and others at large, on the same date and place in the aforesaid magisterial district, with intent to carry out a common purpose, did assemble in such a manner by blocking the ongoing Oporoma-Yenagoa Road construction with sticks, plantain, juju, palm fronds, causing persons in the neighbourhood to fear and tumultuously disturb the peace of the people using access road without reasonable occasion, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 54 and punishable under Section 55 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C14 Laws of Bayelsa State.”
The women, on the other hand, pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N50,000 apiece by a magistrate’s court in Oporoma division, with one guarantor who possessed landed property.
The case was adjourned to December 6, 2021, by presiding magistrate A.N Asuku.