Sowore’s Bail Condition Varied By Court


Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, reviewed the bail conditions earlier granted to Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow and the 2019 presidential candidate of AAC.

Sowore and Bakare were faced with a seven-count charge bordering on alleged treasonable felony, among others.

Recall that the court earlier on October 4 Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted them N150 million bail.

Other parts of the bail conditions included, Sowore is to produce two sureties in like sum, who must be resident in Abuja and show evidence of tax payment for three years from 2014 to 2016, while Bakare is to produce one surety in the sum of N50 million and also show evidence of tax payment within the same three years period.

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The court, in addition, ordered Sowore and his co-defendant not to participate in any form of protest pending the determination of the suit, Tribune reports.

They are also expected not to travel without the permission of the court.

At the commencement of the hearing on Monday, his counsel, Mr Femi Falana, informed the court of the motion seeking a variation of the bail conditions.

He noted that the motion is being supported by a four-paragraphed affidavit, a written address and an exhibit which is the ruling of the court granting bail.

He further stated that the application is to pray the court to vary the conditions for the bail of his client with respect to a condition which requires one of the sureties to deposit 50 million.