An Abuja Chief Magistrate Court has granted bail to presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election Omoyele Sowore. The bail is in the sum of ₦20 million.
Also, his four co-accused who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding what they called an “uprising” and “revolution” against the government were equally granted bail in the sum of ₦1 million each.
Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola are standing trial for alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.
Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday filed admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.
The court also 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.
The court further ordered that one of his sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 12.