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Court Grants Sowore N20m Bail

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Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of N20m.

Sowore and four others were arrested on new year’s eve- December 31, 2020 – for planning to stage crossover protests against the Muhammadu Buhari administration from social media platforms.

The other protesters – Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare Adenola – we’re also granted bail in the sum of N1m each.

They were arraigned on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite the public.

Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday filed admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.

The court also ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja and must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.

The court further ordered that one of his sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 12.

This is not the first time Sowore will be arrested. He was detained for over 100 days in 2019 for calling for a #RevolutionNowProtest.

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