July 8 has been fixed by The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday for hearing of the appeared filled by Omoyele sowore the sahara reporters publisher, and his co-defendant, Adebayo Bakare, to challenge
the bail conditions restricting their movements to
Abuja and Osogbo, respectively.
Sowore and bakare were charged following their last year’s decision for bring
‘RevolutionNow’ protests, which the
prosecution alleged were aimed at toppling the
regime of the President, Major General
Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court
in Abuja on treasonable felony charges.
on October 4, 2019, justice ojukwu granted bail
to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two
sureties in like sum, and to Bakare, in the sum of
N50m with one surety.
She barred the two defendant’s from addressing
public rallies during the period of their trial and one of Sowore’s sureties must deposit N50m in
the court’s bank account as security.
She also ordered that during the period of the
trial, with the condition that Sowore must not travel out of Abuja and
Bakare too not to leave Osogbo, the Osun State
capital, except when he has to travel to Abuja for
the judge on October 21, 2019, struck down the
condition requiring Sowore to deposit N50m as
security by an application by the defendants.
They now appealed to the Court of
Appeal seeking an order striking down the
conditions restricting their movements and
barring them from addressing public rallies.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday fixed
July 8 for hearing their appeal.
The panel led by Justice Abdul Aboki
adjourned the proceedings on Wednesday to
enable the Federal Government to file its
respondent’s brief in response to the appeal.