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Sowore appeals bail condition confining him in Abuja



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Nigerian journalist and convener, #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, has filed an appeal against the bail conditions that confined him to Abuja.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, gave the condition on October 4, 2019.

Sowore and a co-defendant, Olawale Bakare were arraigned before the judge by the Federal Government over alleged treason and money laundering.

After they pleaded not guilty, Justice Ojukwu granted Sowore bail 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.

Part of the conditions included that he must not address any rally or public gathering and not leave the FCT to travel to anywhere.

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However, not comfortable with being restricted to remain in Abuja, Sowore, alongside his co-defendant, Bakare appeal the condition on five grounds at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

He wants the court to void the bail condition restricting him to stay in the FCT, pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed against him by the government.

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