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Convener #Revolutionnow protest and publisher Sahara Reporter Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare granted bail on Friday, October 4 by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja are yet to meet their bail condition because of its stringent nature.
Sowore was granted bail in the sum of 1oo million naira and two sureties in the same amount, and also barred from travelling out of Abuja. The judge also ordered Sowore to deposit N50million in the account of the court as security.
His co-defendant Olawale Bakare’s bail condition was also stringent, the judge granted him bail in the sum of 50 million naira, he must provide a surety in like sum and barred him from travelling out of Osun state (his base) except when coming for trial.
According to the nation’s newspapers, Up until yesterday 11 October, the pair are still in the custody of Department of State Services (DSS) where they are being detained.
However, Their legal team led by Femi Falana, SAN, are planning to return to court with an application to seek a reduction in the bail conditions.
Sowore was arrested on August 5th for spearheading a protest against the federal government tagged #Revolutionnow.
Following his arrest by men of the Department of state service, DSS a fresh seven count charge which included treason and cyberstalking the President Muhammadu Buhari were slammed on him.