Sowore: Abuja court shifts ruling on journalist's bail application

Sowore: Abuja court shifts ruling on journalist's bail application

- Omoleye Sowore has been moved to another correctional facility in Abuja

- The activist has complained he was denied food and medical attention in Kuje prison

- Moreover, the verdict on the bail application of Sowore has been adjourned to Friday, January 8

- Until he is granted bail, the Sahara Reporters' publisher will be in the Force CIID facility in Area 10

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The ruling on Omoleye Sowore's bail application has been adjourned to Friday, January 8, by a Magistrate Court in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5.

The position of the court was given by Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello after she listened to Sowore's lawyer, Marshal Abubakar as well as the objection of his prosecutor, Channels TV reports.

Moreover, due to the activist's complaints that he has been denied food and medical treatment at the Kuje Correction Centre, the court has ordered the police to reman him at the Force CIID facility in Area 10.

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Sowore: Abuja court shifts ruling on journalist's bail application

The verdict on Sowore's bail application has been fixed for Friday, January 8
Source: UGC

Added to this, the third defendant, Damilare Adenola, a student of Law at the University of Abuja, will henceforth be given internet facilities and writing materials so that he can resume online classes with his classmates.

Earlier, Sowore and four others had been remanded in Kuje correctional centre, Abuja, the nation's capital.

The magistrate court in Abuja ordered the remand of Omoyele Sowore and four others on Monday, January 4. Legit.ng gathered that their formal bail application would be heard on Tuesday, January 5.

Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja.

He was arraigned alongside four others by the federal government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.

The report said that they all pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecution, however, alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.

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