SAN FRANCISCO, December 06, (THEWILL) – Moses Motoni, a project tracking officer at BudgIT Nigeria, a civic tech organisation, has been granted bail by the Police.
Motoni was reportedly arrested under controversial circumstances on Tuesday by SARS operatives in Kaduna while he was sensitizing citizens on the budget.
BudgIT had blamed Senator Sani Mohammed for the arrest alleging that the lawmaker was irked over its sensitisation of citizens on constituency projects in Bida, Niger state.
The police, however, denied that Motoni was arrested by SARS operatives, stating that the BudgIT official was held for inciting public disturbance.
“Moses Motoni is alive, healthy and in good condition. He was not arrested by SARS Operatives and he’s being granted bail,” read a statement by the police, on Wednesday, with a picture of Motoni with Jimoh Moshood, Spokesman of the force.
“Mr. Moses Motoni was not arrested by SARS Operatives but by a Police Team on the case of Inciting Public Disturbance reported against him which occurred on the 1st and 2nd of December, 2017 at Gbako, Tandzun and Bida Villages on Federal Constituency Project.
“The matter is under investigation as Mr. Moses is being released on Bail. The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD visited him.
“Subsequently, Moses has been asked to reach out to his office and relative to come take him on bail.”