#RevolutionNow: Court Admits Sowore, Bakare To N150m Bail

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday admitted Omoleye Sowore, Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, to bail in the sum of N150m.

Sowore was charged to court by the Federal Government on seven counts charges of treasonable felony, cyberstalking and money laundering.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also ordered Sowore to produce two sureties in like sum.

The judge ordered that the sureties must be residents of Abuja with landed properties in Abuja worth the bail sum.

She also said that the sureties original title documents of the assets be deposited with the court.

The judge also ordered him to deposit the sum of N50m in the account of the court as security.

She also granted his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare N50m bail with one surety.

The Judge further barred the two defendants from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of the trial.

She also barred Sowore from traveling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo ,during the pendency of the trial .

Counsel to the defendants, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, described the bail conditions as stringent, adding that the defendants would make the necessary applications if unable to meet with the bail terms ordered by the court.

It may be recalled that Justice Ojukwu denied Sowore bail on September 30 ordering his counsel to file a formal bail application.

Sowore was arrested August 3 for convening a nationwide protest, themed #RevolutionNow.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo on September 24 ordered that Sowore’s International passport be submitted to the chief registrar of the court.