A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of Movement.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge set bail at N100 million.

She also granted bail to Olawale Bakare aka Mandate, to the tune of N50m.

Sowore was arrested and detained by the Department of State Services, DSS, since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos, for calling for mass protest against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.


He was granted bail by another court but the DSS refused to release him.

On September 30, Sowore, alongside Olawale Bakare was arraigned on a 7-count charge of treasonable felony and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ruling on the defendants bail application, Justice Ojukwu, held that the prosecution failed to show good reasons why they should not be granted bail since the offences preferred against them were bailable.

She however restricted Sowore from speaking with journalists and travelling outside Abuja.


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