Court varies Sowore’s bail conditions

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday agreed to the request by Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare for the variation of the conditions attached to the bail earlier granted them.

Justice Ojukwu had on October 4 admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of M100 million with two sureties in like sum which they considered stringent.

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According to the Judge, one of the sureties, must deposit the sum of N50 million cash as security for the bail andd the two sureties must be resident in Abuja with evidence of tax payment for three years from 2014 to 2016.

But in a ruling on Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu waived the earlier requirement that one of Sowore’s deposits N50million as security and reduced the amount attached to Bakare’s bail from N50m to N20m, saying that all other conditions should remain.

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The case was adjourned till November 6 for the commencement of trial in the case, in which Sowore and Bakare are charged with among others, treasonable felony.

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