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Just In: Sowore Begs Court For Bail



The pressure for freedom from jail for the detained convener of #RevolutionNowmovement, Omoyele Sowore, has continued with the recent appeal for bail on self-recognition.

Naija News learnt the embattled pro-democracy activist filed for the bail application before the Federal High Court on Friday on self-recognition or upon any condition the court may deem fit.

Speaking on the application, the counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), said that his client’s right to fair hearing, dignity of human person, liberty, health and freedom of movement are under threat and being violated.

He stated that by Section 28 (4) of the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act 2013, a person detained pursuant to Section 27 (1) can be admitted to bail by the court.

The respected lawyer in the application disclosed that Sowore had on August 7 and 8, 2019 volunteered statement to the Department of State Services and had concluded investigation on the case and announced its findings.

He argued that other Nigerians, who participated in the protests of August 5, 2019 in different states had been released on bail upon arraignment. He said that his client had been detained since August 3 and had never been charged with any criminal offence.

Meanwhile, one of Nigeria’s best musician, Bankole Wellington better known as Banky W, has berated the continued detention of  the embattled pro-democracy activist by the Federal Government.

Naija News learnt that Banky W made his position known in a music video posted on his twitter page with hashtag #BetterChallenge.

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