Nigerian activist, former presidential candidate, and Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore had been granted bail by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja in the sum of N20m.
Four other activists, who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance, were also granted bail in the sum of N1m each.
They are; Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola.
The court, presided over by Mabel Segun-Bello granted the Sahara Reporters publisher N20million bail and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a federal civil servant not below grade level 12.
While ruling on the bail application filed by Sowore’s lawyer, Marshal Abubakar, the Chief Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, ruled that the sureties must reside in Abuja metropolis with landed properties and known addresses.
Among the conditions of bail is that Sowore must physically report to the registrar of Federal Capital Territory High Court every Monday and Friday pending the determination of the case against him.
He is also not expected to travel outside Abuja and the country.
However, the 2nd to 5th defendants were admitted to less stringent bail in the sum of N1million and one surety in like sum.