BREAKING: Court Grants Sowore N20m Bail

The convener of the Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has been granted bail in the sum of N20 million.
The second to fifth defendants were also admitted to bail in the sum of N1million and one surety in like sum.

Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.

The court also ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja and must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.

The court further ordered that one of his sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 12.

Naija News reports that the Police in Abuja arrested Sowore, Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola on New Year’s eve during a protest against bad governance.

The police had arraigned the five persons last Monday on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and incitement.

The magistrate had ordered that they be remanded at the Kuje correctional centre.

But last Tuesday, they were transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) after Sowore reported that they were denied access to healthcare, food, and water.

Counsel to the defendant, Marshal Abubakar, while moving the application for bail, asked the court to grant bail to his clients “on self recognisance or in the alternative, grant bail in the most liberal terms”.

The ruling which was scheduled for Friday was stalled owing to the failure of the police to produce the defendants in court.

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