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Court grants Sowore, Bakare N150m bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Mr Olawale Bakare.

The trial judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, gave the order on Friday while ruling on the bail application filed by the two defendants.

After listening to arguments from the prosecutor and the defendants’ counsel, Justice Ojukwu adjourned proceedings to rule on the bail application by Sowore and Bakare.

The Federal High Court stood down until 1.00 pm today, to rule on the bail application of the Convener of the #Revolution Now protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore.

Mr Sowore was arraigned on a seven-count charge of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

When the matter came up, Counsel to the Department of State Services, DSS, Chief Hassan Liman urged the court to refuse bail application on the defendant.

While citing the cases of Nnamdi Kanu and Asari Dokubo, Chief Liman argued that the defendant would jump bail and cause mayhem.

Meanwhile, Counsel to the defendant, Chief Femi Falana opposed to the argument of the prosecutor adding that Revolution was not a criminal word and should not constitute a capital offence.

Chief Falana said his offence was not the same as that of Nnamdi Kanu and that he would personally produce him in court for his defence.

After listening to their argument, the trial Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu stood down the matter until 1 pm to rule on the bail application.

Ifeoma Nwovu

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