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Court Fixes Date To Hear Sowore’s Application On Bail




The Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled the hearing of an application seeking a softening of bail conditions imposed on the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, for October 21.

A lawyer in Sowore’s legal team, Mr Marshal Abubakar, confirmed the date for the hearing of their clients’ bail applications on October 21, 2019

Naija News recalls that Sowore, a former Presidential candidate, and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare, who were charged with treason were granted bail in a ruling by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu

According to Sowore’s lawyer Mr Femi Falana who described the bail condition as stringent, he decided to return to court to seek a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could readily meet.

Justice Ojukwu had while granting them bail, also barred them from participating in any form of protest pending the conclusion of their trial. The judge, who granted Sowore bail at N100million and two sureties in the same amount, barred him from travelling out of Abuja.

Justice Ijeoma after delivering the ruling granting bail to the defendants in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) subsequently fixed November 6 for trial on charges of treasonable felony.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.