Sowore’s Bail Conditions Stringent -Falana

Human right lawyer, Femi Falana has described as ‘stringent’ the bail conditions granted to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also barred them from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of their trial on charges of treasonable felony among others. She also barred Sowore from travelling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo, during the trial. She granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum. The sureties who must be resident…

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Police disperse #revolutionnow protesters in Lagos

Security operatives dispersed RevolutionNow protesters during a demonstration in Lagos on Monday, August 5, 2019. The RevolutionNow protest is a nationwide demonstration called by online newspaper publisher, Omoyele Sowore, against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government that was re-elected in February. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had in a statement on Sunday described the planned protest as a call that amounts to “treasonable felony and acts of terrorism”. He warned the organisers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathisers of the protest to desist from embarking on it. “The Police will…

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