The convener of the Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has been granted bail in the sum of N20 million.
Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello of the Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja gave the ruling on Monday, June 11, 2021.
Naija News reports that the Police in Abuja arrested Sowore, Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola on New Year’s eve for organising a protest.
The police had arraigned the five persons last Monday on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and incitement.
The magistrate had ordered that they be remanded at the Kuje correctional centre.
But last Tuesday, they were transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) after Sowore reported that they were denied access to healthcare, food, and water.
Counsel to the defendant, Marshal Abubakar, while moving the application for bail, asked the court to grant bail to his clients “on self recognisance or in the alternative, grant bail in the most liberal terms”.
The ruling which was scheduled for Friday was stalled owing to the failure of the police to produce the defendants in court.