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Sowore and co-defendant fulfil bail conditions, will regain freedom today- Falana  

Sowore and co-defendant fulfil bail conditions, will regain freedom today- Falana  

Doris Ukaonu

After about three months of being in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for planning a protest to oppose the Presidency, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the #RevolutionNow leader, Omoyele Sowore.

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that his bail terms alongside his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have been met in respect to their trial on charges of treasonable felony.

Falana while pleading an adjournment on the case on the conditions of the DSS said that both will regain their freedom before the end of the day.

The lawyer said, “I have already explained to the learned prosecuting counsel that we are encumbered by the refusal of the State Security Service to allow us to prepare for the defence of the defendants.

“I had already asked my learned counsel for the prosecution, that we are confident that the defendants will be freed today (Wednesday) from the custody of the SSS having met the bail conditions imposed on them by this honourable court.

“Once they are liberated from the custody of the SSS, we will be in a position to take full instructions from them.”

However, the prosecuting counsel Mr. Hassan Liman (SAN), faulted the application for adjournment with reasons that the charges were filed a long time ago, September 20.

According to him, it was enough time for the defendants to prepare their case.

Sowore, and his fellow defendant, Olawale Bakare, were on October 4, granted a N100 million and N50 million bail respectively by the Federal High Court Abuja.

 

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The presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in giving judgment announced N100 million bail on Sowore with two sureties in like sum.

 

Both defendants were ordered to remain in detention by Ojukwu, pending when the bail conditions have been met.

 

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