One of Omoyele Sowore’s lawyers has said that the bail conditions for the convener of the #RevolutonNow campaign are impossible to meet and too stringent.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Friday granted a N100m bail to Sowore with two sureties, who must be resident in Abuja and also have landed properties in the city.
The trial judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu as part of bail conditions for Sowore held that the sureties must deposit the original copies of their properties document to the court registry, adding that one of the sureties must also deposit N50 million with the court pending the determination of the case.
The judge further barred Sowore from travelling outside Abuja and also asked him to deposit his passport with the court.
Speaking with TheCable on Saturday, a lawyer in Sowore’s legal team, Inibehe Effiong said that the bail conditions are impossible to meet.
Effiong said “Those conditions are not conditions that can be fulfilled. We have made contacts and explored all channels, clearly, nobody is willing to be a surety for that amount. That amount of money is not available, it is not realistic under the current economic situation.”
The lawyer said the defence team would go back to court to demand a review of the conditions.
“We are going back to the trial court next week to seek a variation of the bail conditions.
“We understand bail is at the discretion of the court but the Administration of Criminal Justice Act allows us to apply for a variation where the conditions are such that the defendants cannot meet,” he said.