A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request of the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, for the variation of the conditions attached to the bail earlier granted them.
The court, on October 4, granted them bail on certain conditions, which they considered stringent and which they could not meet.
This prompted them to apply to the court for variation.
Justice Ojukwu said all other conditions should remain.
The judge said the decision to restrain the defendants from participating in rallies was in order due to the nature of the case.
She adjourned till November 6 for the commencement of trial in which case Sowore and Bakare are charged with, among others, treasonable felony.
In a ruling on October 4, the judge granted Sowore bail at N100 million and two sureties in like sum, and barred him from travelling out of Abuja.
Justice Ojukwu ordered one of Sowore’s sureties to deposit N50 million in the account of the court as security.
She granted Bakare bail at N50 million with a surety in the same amount and barred him from travelling out of his base in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, except to Abuja for his trial.
Justice Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) pending when they are able to meet the bail conditions.