UPDATED: Sowore Granted Bail After Twelve Days In Kuje
Daily Metro News NG
The embattled convener of “Revolution Now” Movement and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoleye sowore, has been granted bail.
A magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja on Monday granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N20 million.
Sowore, Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare Adenola were arrested on New Year’s eve during a procession organised and led by Sowore.
The police arraigned Sowore and the four other persons last Monday on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and incitement.
Mabel Segun-Bello, the magistrate, had ordered that they be remanded at the Kuje correctional centre.
But last Tuesday, they were transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) after Sowore reported that they were denied access to their healthcare, food, and water.
Marshal Abubakar, counsel to the defendant, while moving the application for bail, asked the court to grant bail to his clients “on self recognisance or in the alternative, grant bail in the most liberal terms”.
The ruling which was scheduled for Friday was stalled owing to the failure of the police to produce the defendants in court.