Court fix July 8 to hear Sowere’s appeals against bail conditions

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July 8 has been fixed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday to hear the appeal filed by Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Adebayo Bakare, to challenge the bail conditions restricting their movements to Abuja and Osogbo, respectively.

The adjournment of case to July 8 was made to allow the Federal Government file its respondent’t brief in response to the appeal.

In October 2019, Justice Ojukwu granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum, N50M to deposit as security and to Bakare, in the sum of N50m with one surety and they were both barred from addressing public rallies during their period of trial,

In addition, Sowore must not travel out of Abuja and Bakare not to leave Osogbo, Osun State, except when he has to travel to Abuja for the proceedings.

Both men had further appealed to the Court of Appeal seeking an order striking down the conditions restricting their movements and barring them from addressing public rallies.

Sowere and Bakare are facing charges on treasonable felony after their last year’s call for ‘RevolutionNow’ protests, which the prosecution alleged were aimed at overthrowing the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari.

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