Court lifts bail condition restricting Omoyele Sowore’s movement to Abuja.

Written by on April 13, 2022

A court of appeal in Abuja has voided a ruling restricting Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist, to Abuja.

On October 4, 2019, Ijeoma Ojukwu, judge of a federal high court, granted bail to Sowore to the tune of 100 million naira and two sureties in like sum, wherein one of the sureties was to deposit the sum of 50 million naira in the account of the court.

As part of the conditions, he was not to address any rally or public gathering and not to leave the FCT.

Dissatisfied, Sowore approached the court of appeal seeking to set aside the conditions that restricted him from addressing public gatherings and leaving the FCT.

The court ruled that Sowore could now leave Abuja but not travel out of Nigeria. The activist has declared his intention to run for president in 2023.

Seun Fakorede

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