Court grants Omoyele Sowore N20m bail

Court grants Sowore N20m bail
By Tochi Juliet

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Sahara Reporters’ publisher and activist Omoyele Sowore with the sum of N20m.

Four other activists arrested with Sowore were also granted bail in the sum of N1m each.

Sowore and Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenol were arrested on New year eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance.

Sowore and four others stand trial for alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.

Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday admitted Sowore a bail with the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.

The court also ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja as he must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing of the case against him.

The court further ordered that one of his sureties must be a civil servant, not below grade level 12.

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