Justice Ijeoma Ojuwku of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, ordered that Omoyele Sowore be remanded in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), pending the hearing of his bail application on 3rd October 2019.
Naija News recalls that Sowore pleaded not guilty to a seven-count charge of fraud, treason, money laundering and cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking on the bail application, the representative of the lead defense counsel, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), urged the court to allow Sowore to be allowed to continue with the bail earlier granted him by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on September 24.
But the judge said since the bail earlier granted Sowore was not predicated on the charges on which he was arraigned on Monday, a fresh bail had to be granted to him. She added that if she would have to grant them fresh bail, it had to be based on the formal written formal bail application and not oral.
She directed them to file formal bail application and then adjourned hearing till Friday.
Meanwhile, some Department of State Services (DSS) officials were seen forcefully dragging Omoyele Sowore in court earlier today as he was stopped from addressing the press.