A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has granted bail to Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of N20m.
The other four activists, who were arrested with Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance, were also granted bail in the sum of N1m each.
They are all standing trial for alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.
On Monday, Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application filed, admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.
Also, the court ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja and must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.
According to the Chief Magistrate, one of his sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 12.