Sowore approaches court, seeks bail on self-recognition

Sowore approaches court, seeks bail on self-recognition

- Sowore is seeking bail on self-recognition and has filed a motion in court

- The detained activists also said his right to fair hearing, dignity of human person are under threat and being violated

- Going further, he added that a person detained pursuant to Section 27 (1) can be admitted to bail by the court

Omoyele Sowore, Nigeria's detained pro-democracy activist and convener of #RevolutionNowmovement, has asked the court to grant him bail on self-recognition.

Sowore disclosed this in a motion filed on his behalf by his lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The activists added that the bail can be upon any condition the court may reasonably deem to impose in the circumstance of the case.

Going further, he argued that his right to fair hearing, dignity of human person, liberty, health and freedom of movement are under threat and being violated, Sahara Reporters reports.

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He stated that by Section 28 (4) of the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act 2013, a person detained pursuant to Section 27 (1) can be admitted to bail by the court.

“That the applicant (Sowore) herein has never been charged with any criminal offence whatsoever.

“That the Nigeria police also conducted investigation on the matter and made its findings public.

“That the persons who participated in the protests of August 5, 2019, were charged with the offence of unlawful assembly at the Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos State, Osogbo in Osun State and Calabar (Cross River).

“That on the August 9, 2019, the applicant filed an application to set aside, discharge and/or vacate the said ex parte order permitting his detention for 45 days,” part of the motion read.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) confirmed the arrest of human rights activist and former chairman of the African Action Congress party Omoyele Sowore.

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The DSS issued the confirmation on Sunday, August 4, through its spokesperson Peter Afunanya.

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Source: Legit.ng

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