#RevolutionNow: Sowore remains in custody as he’s unable to meet bail conditions

Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Mr Olawale Bakare charged with treasonable felony are yet to meet conditions attached to the bail granted them on October 4, 2019 by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Sowore and Bakare were granted by in a ruling last Friday by Mrs Ijeoma Ojukwu who attached conditions, which his lawyer, Mr Femi Falana described as stringent.

It was learnt on Wednesday in Abuja that their lawyers have decided to return to court to seek a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could readily meet.

Ojukwu had, while granting them bail, also barred them from participating in any form of protest pending conclusion of their trial.

The judge, who granted Sowore bail at N100million and two sureties in the same amount, barred him from travelling out of Abuja.

The judge also ordered him (Sowore) to deposit N50m in the account of the court as security.

She granted Bakare bail at N50m with a surety in the same amount and barred him from travelling out of his base in Osogbo, except while coming for the trial in Abuja.

The judge added that the sureties, who must be resident in Abuja, must also have landed assets worth the bail sum in Abuja, and should deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court.

Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of Department of State Service (DSS) pending when they are able to meet the bail conditions.

 

The Nation

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