Sowore: Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest May Appeal Ruling As He Is Yet to Perfect Bail Conditions
- Falana hinted that they may approach Supreme Court over the stringent bail condition.
- They are still trying to see how the bail condition can be met.
Human right activist, Omoyele Sowore is yet to perfect his bail conditions.
It was gathered that the convener of #RevolutionNow protest will still be in the custody of the DSS pending the time of meeting the bail condition.
Human right lawyer, Femi Falana, who is his legal representative told the Nation that efforts are being made to meet the bail conditions. He, however, hinted that they might approach the Supreme Court seeking to overrule the lower court on the bail condition.
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He said, “We are finalising the bail conditions. When he comes out, we will address what happens to his being restricted to Abuja because he has no house in Abuja,” he added.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had in a ruling varied the bail conditions granted Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare . The duo is facing treasonable felony charges among others.
Justice Ijeoma further waived the earlier requirements that one of Sowore’s sureties should deposit N50m as security, and reduced the amount attached to Bakare’s bail from N50m to N20m. However, other bail conditions remain the same.
The earlier court order on October were considered stringent and they decided to approach the court for variation.
Justice Ojukwu said the decision to restrain the defendants from participating in rallies was in order in view of the nature of the case. The case has been adjourned till November 6 and 7 for the commencement of trial.
Recall that the judge had in a ruling on October 4 granted Sowore bail in the sum of N100m and two sureties in the same amount, barred him from travelling out of Abuja and ordered one of Sowore’s sureties to deposit N50m in the bank account of the court as security.
Bakare was granted bail in the sum of 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.
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According to the ruling, the sureties must be resident and have landed property worth the bail sum in Abuja, and should deposit the documents of title of the assets with the court.
She added that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services pending when they were able to meet the bail conditions.