An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday reduced the bail term earlier imposed on the co-convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had imposed a N100m bail bond on Sowore while Bakare got N50m, following charges of treasonable felony levelled against them.
Sowore, a former presidential candidate and Bakare were arraigned on a seven-count charge of treasonable felony, cyberstalking, and money laundering.
Sowore was picked up by the Department of State Services, DSS, following his call for revolution against the Federal Government.
However, the judge during Monday’s hearing reduced Sowore’s bail from N100m to N50m, while Bakare’s bail was reduced from N50m to N20m.
She also ruled that the sureties to the defendants are no longer required to deposit evidence of the funds with the court registrar.
The judge said she found it difficult to believe a man of Sowore’s pedigree did not have anyone to deposit N50 million.
She consequently reduced the bail terms granted Sowore and adjourned the matter until November 6 and 7.
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