Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

#RevolutionNow: Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu reduces Sowore bail Condition

On August 2, 2019, Omoyele Sowore was arrested by the Department of State Security following his planned national protests which was tagged #RevolutionNow. Sowore was kept in DSS custody for about 45 days until his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) sued the Federal government and DSS for illegally detaining his client without trial and which he claimed was against his fundamental human rights.

Following this legal battles, on October 4, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of Federal High Court, Abuja, granted Sowore a bail in the excess of #100m and Olawale Bakare #50m respectively, with two sureties in like sum, and ordered that a deposit of N50million be made as security.

However, today been October 21, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu revisited Sowore and Bakare’s jail terms in monetary term and reduced their bail conditions to #50 million for Sowore and #20 million for Bakare.

The Judge further said that all former bail conditions ordered by the court remained, and emphasised the restraining order on the defendants from participating in rallies due to the nature of the case.

Remember that Sowore was arraigned before an Abuja High Court on Seven Count charges bothering on money laundering, conspiracy against a sitting government, and cyber talking.

Until the final judgment, Sowore is restrained from leaving Abuja with his passports and other traveling documents ceased. Mr Olawale Bakare has a restraining order not to leave Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Further proceedings on this case has therefore been adjourned till November 6 2019.



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