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Sowore, Bakare Fail To Meet Bail Conditions

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Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, charged with treasonable felony, among others, have not yet met the conditions of the bail granted them on October 4, 2019 by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Both men, it was gathered on Friday, were still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) where they are being held.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted Sowore and Bakare bail in a ruling penultimate Friday, but attached conditions which his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), described as stringent.

It was learnt that their lawyers were planning to return to court with an application to request for a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could readily meet.

While granting them bail, Justice Ojukwu had also barred them from participating in any form of protest pending the conclusion of their trial.

The judge, who granted Sowore bail at N100million and two sureties in the same amount, barred him from travelling out of Abuja.

Sowore was also ordered by the judge to deposit N50m in the account of the court as security.

She granted Bakare bail at N50m with a surety in the same amount and barred him from travelling out of his base in Osogbo, except while coming for the trial in Abuja.

In addition, the judge said that the sureties, who must be resident in Abuja, must also have landed assets worth the bail sum in Abuja and should deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court.

Justice Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) pending when they are able to meet the bail conditions.

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