New Year Protest: Two stringent conditions attached to Sowore’s freedom
An Abuja Magistrate Court grants bail to Omoyele Sowore and four others today after spending close to two weeks in detention and prison following their arrest on the 31st of December,2020.
Sowore and four others were arrested during a peaceful protest at Gudu Junction, Abuja by men of the Nigeria Police on crossover night.
The stringent conditions before Omoyele Sowore can be free again
Omoyele Sowore, the leader of the Revolution Now movement was ordered by the magistrate to pay a sum of N20M and provide two sureties in like sum.
One of the sureties must be a federal civil servant not below grade level 12 and Sowore must report to the Chief Registrar of the FCT high court, Abuja in physically every Monday and Friday pending the conclusion of the case.
In his judgement, the magistrate further direct that the five accused should not be allowed to travel outside Abuja or Nigeria until the case is closed.
In his reaction to the bail condition, Sowore describes it as stringent and too high for any civil servant to have. The human rights activist also thanked his supporters for their unwavering support towards him.