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Sowore Files An Appeals Towards His Bail Condition Restricting Him To Remain In Abuja

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Mr Omoyele Sowore, the convener of Revolution Now protest has filed an appeal against the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in respect to his bail conditions restricting him to stay in the FCT.

He filed the suit alongside his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, on five grounds at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

Sowore is challenging the bail condition restricting him to stay in the Federal Capital Territory, pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed against him by the Federal Government.

Sowore and Bakare are facing trial over charges of treason and money laundering filed against them by the government.

They have, however, pleaded not guilty and have since been granted bail by the court.

On October 4, 2019, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted bail to Sowore to the tune of N100 million and two sureties in like sum, wherein one of the sureties was to deposit the sum of N50 million in the account of the court.

As part of the conditions, he was not to address any rally or public gathering and not to leave the FCT.

But Sowore, in his reaction, described the conditions given by the court as stringent and filed for a variation of the bail conditions.

On October 21, 2019, Justice Ojukwu set aside one of the bail conditions requesting a N50 million security deposit by one of the sureties in the bank account of the court.

Still not satisfied, Sowore approached the Court of Appeal, seeking to set aside the conditions that restricted him from addressing public gatherings and leaving the FCT.

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