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Sowore’s Bail: Counsels Confirm Service Of Release Order On DSS

Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on September 30, 2019. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

A team of lawyers representing Mr Omoyele Sowore in court say they have served the order of the court on the Department of State Services (DSS) to release their client.

One of the counsels to Sowore, Mr Inibehe Effiong, confirmed this to Channels Television on Thursday in Abuja.

Effiong who shared copies of the documents, however, insisted that the service has yet to comply with the order of the court.


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Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, and his co-defendant, Mr Olawale Bakare, have since been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The defendants were arraigned by the Federal Government on September 30 before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on seven counts bordering on alleged conspiracy to commit treason and money laundering among other charges but they pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

Upon listening to the submissions of the prosecuting and defence counsels, the trial judge had granted bail to Sowore and Bakare in a total sum of N150 million and with some conditions that must be met.

The court had also adjourned the trial of both men until December 5 and 6 while a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, who is among the defence team, noted that his clients have met the bail conditions.

He, however, decried that the DSS has continually denied the lawyers access to the defendants.

In its reaction, the Service denied the claims that it has refused to comply with court order granting bail to the defendants.

Akinola Ajibola

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