The bail conditions imposed on the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday has been described as ‘stringent’ by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu during the court process barred Sowore from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of his trial on charges of treasonable felony, among others, as part of his bail conditions.
After granting Sowore and his co-defendant bail, Justice Ojukwu noted that the charges against the defendants do not warrant death penalty, hence they can get bail.
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Reacting to the order by Justice Ojukwu, Falana described the conditions of his client’s bail which also states that he (Sowore) parts with the sum of N100m, with two sureties in like sum and is barred from traveling out of Abuja while the trial lasts, as severe.
According to Falana, Sowore and his co-defendant, are working under his counsel to meet the order by Justice Ojukwu to deposit the sum of N50m in the account of the court as security in order to be freed from detention.
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