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After meeting bail conditions, Sowore awaits release



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Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, is set to be released after he fulfilled the bail conditions set by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had on Tuesday ordered his release, directing Sowore to deposit his passport at the court’s registry as condition for his release.

His lawyer, Femi Falana, visited the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Abuja on Wednesday to secure Sowore’s release from the agency’s custody.

An “affidavit of compliance with court order” deposed by a lawyer in Falana’s law firm, Mr. Marshal Abubakar, was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja as confirmation of the submission of Sowore’s affidavit to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court.

It reads in part, “That on September 24, 2019, this honorable court per Hon. Justice Taiwo Taiwo mandated the applicant/respondent to release the respondent/applicant forthwith.

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“That the said order has since been served on the applicant/respondent (DSS). Attached hereto and marked Exhibit 1 is a copy of the endorsement by the applicant/respondent.

“That the court also ordered the respondent/applicant to deposit his international passport with the Deputy Chief Registrar of this honorable court within 48 hours.

“That the respondent/applicant’s international passport with passport number A50255207 has been deposited with the Deputy Chief Registrar of this honorable court.”

A letter titled, ‘Notice of compliance with court order’ was signed by Abubakar and addressed to the office of the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The letter was received Wednesday by the office of the DCR.

It reads in part, “In line with the court order we respectfully forward with the instant correspondence, the international passport of Mr. Stephen Omoyele Sowore with passport number A50255207 to your good self.”

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