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Court Reviews Sowore’s Bail Conditions

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has reduced the bail term earlier imposed on Omoyele Sowore, the co-convener of RevolutionNow movement and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had imposed N100m bail bond on Sowore while Bakare got N50m, following charges of treasonable felony levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore
Omoyele Sowore

Sowore, a former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC and Bakare were arraigned on a seven-count charge of treasonable felony, cyberstalking, and money laundering.

Sowore was picked up by the Department of State Services, DSS, following his call for revolution against the Federal Government.

However, the judge during Monday’s hearing reduced Sowore’s bail from N100m to N50m, while Bakare’s bail was reduced from N50m to N20m.

She also ruled that the sureties to the defendants are no longer required to deposit evidence of the funds with the court registrar.

The judge said she found it difficult to believe a man of Sowore’s pedigree did not have anyone to deposit N50 million.

She consequently reduced the bail terms granted Sowore and adjourned the matter until November 6 and 7

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