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Following his arrest on new year’s eve, Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and clmvennee of #RevolutionNow protest was on Monday granted bail in the sum of N 20m.
A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja granted bail to Sowore and four other activists, who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance, were also granted bail in the sum of N 1 m each.
Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola are standing trial for alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.
Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello in her ruling on the bail application filed admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20 million and two sureties in like sum.
The court also ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja and must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.