Thunderous Jubilation In The South-West, As Sowore Meets Bail Conditions, After A Very Long Time

By Post-Nigeria: November 6, 2019 11:54

Thunderous Jubilation In The South-West, As Sowore Meets Bail Conditions, After A Very Long Time

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has told the Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Wednesday, that the Convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-Defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their Lawyer, said that the Defendants would be freed later on Wednesday (today).

He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case.
His words: “I have already explained to the Learned Prosecuting Counsel, that we are encumbered by the refusal of the State Security Service to allow us to prepare for the defence of the Defendants.

“I had already asked my Learned Counsel for the Prosecution, that we are confident that the Defendants will be freed today (Wednesday), from the custody of the SSS, having met the bail conditions imposed on them by this honourable court.
“Once they are liberated from the custody of the SSS, we will be in a position to take full instruction from them.”

Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, who appeared for the second Defendant, at Wednesday’s proceedings, also confirmed the development.
However, the Prosecuting Counsel, Hassan Liman, SAN, opposed the application for adjournment, on the grounds that the charges were filed and served on the Defendants, as far back as September 20.
He said that the Defendants have “ample time and opportunity to prepare for their defence”.