Court Grants Sowore N20m Bail


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

Four other activists, who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance, were also granted bail in the sum of N1m each.

Recall that Sowore and the other defendants; Uwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola who are standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance were remanded at the Force CIID facility in Area 10, following the media personality’s complaints of being denied food and medical attention at the Kuje Correctional Centre.

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

The court also ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja and must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination 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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