Treason: Court Remands Sowore, Co-Defendant In DSS Custody

The Federal Court High Court in Abuja has ordered the remand of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, in the custody of the Department of State Security Service, pending the hearing of their bail application.
The presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu fixed Friday for the hearing of their bail application.
This followed the arraignment of the defendants on Monday on seven counts of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against them by the Federal Government.
Both accused pleaded not guilty to the seven counts when read to them.
Subsequent upon the defendants taking their pleas, the defence lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), urged the court to allow Sowore to continue with the bail earlier granted him by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on September 24, while, the second defendant be granted fresh bail.
However, the judge said since the bail earlier granted Sowore was not predicated on the charges on which he was arraigned on Monday, a fresh bail had to be granted to him.
Justice Ijeoma then directed them to file formal bail application and then adjourned hearing till Friday.


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