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General News of Monday, 11 January 2021


Court grants Sowore, others N20 million bail

A magistrate court sitting in Abuja has granted bail in the sum of N20million to
the former presidential candidate and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Owoyele Sowore.

This comes after Sowore and four others were arrested on New Year's eve for planning to stage a cross protest against the Muhammadu Buhari administration from social media platforms.

The others 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, reports.

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, according to
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.

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