Court waives Sowore’s N50million bail

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday has waived Omoyele Sowore’s N50million and also partially reduced the conditions of the bail of a second defendant Bakare.

The court presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on October 4 granted bail to the activist but with stringent conditions, reports Sahara Reporters.

Court waives Sowore’s N50million bail


Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare could were unable to meet the conditions attached and since then remained in the custody of the Department of State Services.

The activists through their lawyer, Femi Falana, applied for the variation of the terms and asked the court for leniency.

The judge set aside the previous conditions of N50 million security deposit by one of the sureties and also reduced the N50 million bail of the second defendant, Bakare, to N20 million while their conditions remained.

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She said the court has the right to grant bail and may be reviewed when the need arises.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, Falana asked the court to vary the bail conditions saying that anybody who is on bail should not have his rights violated.

She granted Bakare bail in the sum of 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.

The judge added 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.

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