Court grants Sowore N100m bail and restricts him from travelling outside Abuja

A federal high court in Abuja on Friday granted a N100 million bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement. Sowore has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.


A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him while he was arraigned on September 30, alongside Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant, on a 7-count charge of felony brought against him by the federal government. At the court on Friday, Ijeoma ojukwu, the presiding judge, held that the prosecution failed to show good reasons why the defendants should not be granted bail since the offences are bailable.

The judge also granted a N50 million bail to Bakare. He restricted Sowore from speaking with journalists and travelling outside Abuja.

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