A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, has granted bail to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore.
A N20million bail in like sum with two sureties, one of whom must be a federal civil servant not below grade level 12 was granted to Sowore on Monday.
While ruling on the bail application filed by their lawyer, Marshal Abubakar, the Chief Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, ruled that the sureties must reside in Abuja metropolis with landed properties and known addresses.
Also, the 2nd to 5th defendants were also admitted to bail in the sum of N1million and one surety in like sum.
Sowore is also expected to 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 not expected to travel outside Abuja and the country.
The judge has adjourned the matter to February 5, 2021, for trial.
Those arrested alongside Sowore are Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare.
They were arrested and brutalised by armed policemen on crossover night, December 31, 2020, for organising a candlelight procession to celebrate New Year at Gudu junction in Abuja.