Omoyele Sowore’s counsel argued that he should be granted bail on self-recognition and on the most liberal terms possible.
Sahara Reporters Publisher and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was granted bail in the amount of N20 million by a magistrate’s court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.
Sowore and four others were arrested on New Year’s Eve—31 December 2020—for planning crossover protests against the Muhammad Buhari administration on social media platforms.
The others who were arrested and granted bail alongside Sowore are Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare Adenola.
They were arraigned on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite the public.
They were remanded at the Kuje correctional centre on January 4, 2021 before being taken to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) after Sowore complained of poor treatment at Kuje.
United States-based Sowore has always had trouble with the law in his home country in recent times.
In 2019, Sowore spent over 100 days in detention after staging ‘Revolution Now’ protests across the country.
He was slapped with seven charges bordering on alleged conspiracy to commit treason, money laundering and insulting the president, on that occasion.
He was still serving bail conditions for his 2019 arrest when he got into fresh trouble on new year’s eve.