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Court reduces Sowore, Bakare’s bail conditions

by CredibleNews

Federal High Court in Abuja has agreed to the request by the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and  Olawale Bakare for the variation of their bail conditions.
Sowore, the presidential candidate of African Action Congress, in the last general election and publisher of Sahara Reporters, is answering to a seven-count  charge in treason, conspiracy, money laundering, cyber-stalking and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.
The court had on October 4 granted them bail on conditions which they considered stringent and which they could not meet, prompting them to apply for variation.
In a ruling on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu waived the earlier requirement that one of Sowore’s sureties deposits N50million as security and reduced the amount attached to Bakare’s bail from N50m to N20m.
The trial judge held that all previous conditions attached to the bail stands, adding that the order restraining Sowore from participating in rallies and protests is not an infringement of his fundamental rights.
She adjourned till November 6 for commencement of trial.
Justice Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service pending when they are able to meet the bail conditions.

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