NewsOne Nigeria reports that a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Monday, January 11, granted bail to the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of N20m.
Four other activists, who were arrested alongside the publisher of Sahara Reporters on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance, were also granted bail in the sum of N1m each.
This online news platform understands that Sowore and Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola are standing trial for alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.
While ruling on the bail application on Monday, Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello filed admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum.
The Magistrate 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.
Furthermore, the Magistrate Court ordered that one of his sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 12.