Court grants Sowore N100m bail, requests N50m security deposit

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Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore bail in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties who must be resident in Abuja must also have landed assets worth the bail sum in Abuja, and they are to deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court.

Justice Ojukwu in her ruling also granted bail to Olawale Bakare in the sum N50 million with one surety.

She however barred them from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of their trial on charges of treasonable felony among others.

She also barred Sowore from traveling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo, during the trial.

The judge also ordered Sowore’s sureties to deposit the sum of N50m in the account of the court as security.

She granted bail to the second defendant in the sum of N50m with one surety.

The defendants’ lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has described the bail conditions as stringent.

The judge ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service pending when they would meet the bail conditions.

The trail has been adjourned till 6, 7 and November, 2019.

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