BREAKING: Sowore Granted 150m Bail

  • Sowore is to produce two sureties in the like sum of 150m.
  • Femi Falana described the bail conditions as stringent.

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Omoleye Sowore, Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, bail in the sum of N150m.

Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters, an online media was charged to court by the Federal Government on seven counts charges of treasonable felony, cyberstalking and money laundering.

In her ruling, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordered Sowore to produce two sureties in like sum. According to the ruling, the sureties must be residents of Abuja with landed properties in Abuja worth the bail sum. She added that the sureties original title documents of the assets must be deposited with the court.

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Sowore was also ordered to deposit the sum of N50m in the account of the court as security. His co-defendant, Olawale Bakare N50m bail with one surety.

Justice Ijeoma further barred the two from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of the trial. Sowore was also barred from travelling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo, during the pendency of the trial.

Reacting to the ruling, counsel to the defendants, Femi Falana described the bail conditions as stringent. He stated that the defendants would make the necessary applications if unable to meet with the bail terms ordered by the court.

iDONSABI reports that the Judge denied Sowore bail on Sept. 30 and ordered his counsel to file a formal bail application.

The former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) was arrested Aug. 3 by the Department of State Service (DSS) over a plan to convening a nationwide protest, themed #RevolutionNow.

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Justice Taiwo Taiwo had also on Sept. 24 ordered that Sowore’s International passport be submitted to the chief registrar of the court.

See Sowore being dragged after one of the court sittings.

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