Alteration of Sowore’s bail conditions slated for hearing on Monday

Omoyele Sowore | Facebook Photo

ABUJA – The application requesting the alteration of the bail conditions foisted on the human rights activist, convener of #RevolutionNow protest and former presidential candidate of African Action Congress in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore has been slated to be heard on October 21, 2019 in the Federal High Court in Abuja.

According to Punch, Mr. Marshal Abubakar who is in Sowore’s legal team confirmed the date.

Recall that Mr. Sowore was granted bail on October 4, 2019, in the sum of N100 million while his co-defendant’s, Mr Olawale Bakare was in the sum of N50 million by Justice Ojukwu of the Federal High Court.

The conditions for the bail is such that Sowore must provide two sureties resident and have landed properties worth the bail amount in Abuja.

The judge ordered that the two sureties must surrender the original copies of the title documents for the said landed properties in the court’s registry.

They must show evidence of their tax clearance for the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as sworn affidavits to back it up.

One of the sureties must also deposit the security sum of N50 million in the court’s bank account.

Sowore was, among other things, asked to surrender his passport to the court’s registry and prohibited from any movement outside Abuja throughout the term of the court case .

In the same vein, Mr. Olawale was asked to provide one surety who must have a landed property worth his bail amount in Abuja.

He must also surrender his passport to the court’s registry while his surety must surrender the title document of the said landed property.

Sowore’s lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has slammed the bail conditions as “stringent”.

Justice Ijeoma also set aside November 6 for the trial of the duo on accusations bordering on treasonable felony.


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