Sowore’s bail maintained with two sureties also attached to the condition
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has maintained the bail of N100m with two sureties in like sum, given to the convener of the RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore.
The trial judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who gave the order on Monday after hearing a motion filed by Sowore, seeking a variation in his bail conditions.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu however, varied the bail conditions as far as it concerns the payment of N50 million bail security and reduced the bail bond for Mr Olawale Bakare to N20 million and one surety in like sum.
Justice Ijeoma maintain noted that all other aspects of the bail conditions which include that the defendants must not speak to the media and must remain in Abuja, still stand.
The order was given after listening to arguments from the prosecution and defence lawyers, thereafter, the case was adjourned to November 6 and 7.
Justice Ojukwu had on October 4 granted bail to Mr Sowore to the tune of N100 million and two sureties in like sum.
Other conditions included that he must deposit his travel documents and also not leave Abuja without the court’s permission during the pendency of his case.
Falana noted that the motion filed is being supported by a four-paragraph affidavit, a written address and an exhibit which is the ruling of the court granting bail.
Falana further stated that the application is to pray the court to vary the conditions for the bail of his client with respect to a condition which requires one of the sureties to deposit 50 million.
On the issue that he was granted bail by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, Mr Liman said that the case at that time was on whether or not the defendant can remain in the custody of the DSS and that order was made before arraignment.
Liman maintained that Sowore was arraigned on the 30th of September and later granted bail, but the bail has now been overtaken by events.
According to him, what the court needs to decide on now, is whether or not the applicant has satisfied the condition to merit a variation in bail conditions.