Sowore, associate to approach court for variation, fail to meet bail conditions

Sowore, associate to approach court for variation, fail to meet bail conditions

- These are not the best of times for Omoyele Sowore

- The convener of #RevolutionNow protest is yet to meet the bail condition granted him by a Federal High Court

- Sowore and his associate were granted bail recently under stringent conditions

The convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore is yet to perfect the bail granted him on Friday, October 4 by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The situation is the same for Sowore's co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

The duo are on trial for treason, among others by the federal government.

The Nation reports that as of Friday, October 11, both men were still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) where they are being held.

Sowore and Bakare were granted bail in a ruling by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, under stringent conditions.

Their lawyers led by Femi Falana, SAN, are planning to return to court with an application to request a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could meet.

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The judge, who granted Sowore bail at N100million and two sureties in the same amount, barred him from travelling out of Abuja.

The judge also ordered Sowore to deposit N50million in the account of the court as security.

She granted Bakare bail at N50million with a surety in the same amount and barred him from travelling out of his base in Osogbo, Osun except when coming for trial.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian activist, Chido Onumah, who was arrested on Sunday, September 29, said he was told that his arrest was because he wore a shirt with the inscription: ‘We Are All Biafrans.’

Onumah was whisked away by men of the DSS upon his arrival from Europe at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while waiting for his luggage.

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