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Why Sowore is still in DSS custody 8 days after granted bail

By Ndu Samuel

Eight days after an Abuja high court granted him and his co accused bail, convener of the #Revolution Now” Omoyele Sowore is yet to leave the Department of State Service (DSS) cell.

The Liberator Newspaper can authoritatively report that this is not the best time for Sowore as he has not been able to meet the bail conditions, the situation is the same for Olowole Bakare.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the federal high court Abuja had granted him and Bakare bail on October 4th under a stringent condition but fact check by the Liberator Newspaper revealed that as of Friday, October 11, both men were still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) where they are being held.

The judge, who granted Sowore bail at N100million and two sureties in the same amount, barred him from travelling out of Abuja.

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The judge also ordered Sowore to deposit N50million in the account of the court as security. She granted Bakare bail at N50million with a surety in the same amount and barred him from travelling out of his base in Osogbo, Osun except when coming for trial

Their lawyers led by Femi Falana, SAN, however are planning to return to court with an application to request a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could meet.

Sowore travails started when he attempted leading a revolution against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari , the #Revolutuon Now” protest across major cities in Nigeria however was countered by security agencies who arrested some protesters especially in Lagos.

Sowore was arrested on the eve of the protest in Lagos alongside Olowole Bakare and were taken into DSS custody since then.

Sowore is the publisher of Sahara reporters, an online medium, the medium was instrumental to the ousting of former President Goodluck Jonathan and and subsequent enthronement of Muhamadu Buhari in 2015

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