Fiery rights activist, Sahara Reporters publisher and African Action AAC Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore has been granted bail in the sum of N20million by a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja.
The second to fifth defendants were also admitted to bail in the sum of N1million and one surety in like sum.
Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.
The court also ordered Sowore who is also the convener of #RevolutionNowProtes 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.
The court further ordered that one of his sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 12.
Sowore and four others are standing trial for bogus charges of alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.
The trial has been fixed for February 5, 2021.
They were arrested by the police on New Year’s Eve during a protest against bad governance.
This is not the first time Sowore will be arrested. He was locked up for over 100 days in 2019 for also protesting against bad governance and of the Muhammadu Buhari led government.