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RevolutionNow: Court Of Appeal Fixes Tuesday For Suit Challenging Sowore’s Unjust Bail Conditions




The Courtroom of Attraction within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, will tomorrow, Tuesday, start the listening to of the go well with filed by human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, towards the Federal Authorities over the unjust bail situations given to him within the trumped-up expenses over the RevolutionNow wrestle.


The sitting is slated for 9am as a number of Nigerians have known as for the “trip of the stringent bail situations” on Sowore, which have been learn out in a ruling by Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja.

“We shall be on the Courtroom of Attraction in Abuja tomorrow relating to our movement to vacate the merciless, inhuman and unjust bail situations imposed upon me by Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja. Time is 9am,” Sowore tweeted on Monday.

The court docket paper reads, “Within the Courtroom of Attraction between Omoyele Sowore because the appellant and the Federal Republic of Nigeria because the respondent. The appellants’ counsel are; Funmi Falana (Mrs), Femi Falana, Falana and Falana chambers.”  

SaharaReporters had in February reported {that a} Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Abuja dismissed the appliance of the Nigerian authorities by means of its prosecutors to revoke the bail of human rights’ activist, Sowore, who’s being tried on trumped-up expenses for main the RevolutionNow agitation.

The Federal Authorities had moved to revoke Sowore’s bail and to remand him in jail – an software which the decide turned city.

The Federal Excessive Courtroom has been listening to the RevolutionNow case, since operatives of the Division of State Companies on August 5, 2019, arrested and saved Sowore incommunicado for a number of days. 

On the resumed sitting in February, the decide dismissed the appliance to revoke bail as a result of Sowore confirmed up in court docket.

She gave her ruling {that a} high-quality of N100,000 should be paid to the prosecution as a result of one of many defence counsel didn’t present up.

Whereas addressing newsmen after the court docket session, Sowore had stated, “The Federal Authorities had rushed to court docket to use for the revocation of our bail. The explanation why they’re doing that’s as a result of they don’t have an actual case towards us. They’re in search of other ways by means of which they will return us to jail. That can also be the explanation why they arrested us on January 1, 2021, and saved us 11 days in several prisons throughout Abuja.

“That is desperation on the a part of the Federal Authorities. They’ve saved me in Abuja for over a 12 months and so they have plans once more to jail me. They’ve introduced just one witness on this case in a single 12 months and a half. This exhibits they haven’t any case.”

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