Court grant Sowore and other activists that were arrested bail

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, has granted bail to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore.

The court had fixed Friday, January 8, 2021, for the ruling on the bail application, but the Nigerian government and but the defendants were not brought to court by the Nigerian police

A N20million bail in like sum with two sureties, one of whom must be a federal civil servant not below grade level 12 was granted to Sowore on Monday.

The chief Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, ruled that the sureties must reside in Abuja metropolis with landed properties and known addresses.

The 2nd to 5th defendants were also admitted to bail in the sum of N1million and one surety in like sum.

Sowore is expected to physically report to the registrar of Federal Capital Territory High Court every Monday and Friday pending the determination of the case against him. He Is not expected to travel outside Abuja and the country.

The judge has adjourned the matter to February 5, 2021, for trial.

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