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Court Orders Remand Of Sowore, Co-Defendant In DSS Custody

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Convener of the #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore after his arraignment at the Federal High Court. Meanwhile, he has been remanded in the custody of the Department of state security services alongside his co defendant Olawale Bakare , pending the hearing of their bail application. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu fixed Friday October 4th,2019 for the hearing of their bail application. This followed the arraignment of the defendants on seven counts of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against them by the Federal Government. They however pleaded not guilty to the seven counts when read to them. After the defendants took their pleas, defence lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), urged the court to allow Sowore continue with the bail earlier granted him by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on September 24. The defence lawyer also pleaded that the second defendant be granted fresh bail. The appeal was refused by the judge on the ground that the bail earlier granted Sowore was not predicated on the charges on which he was arraigned on Monday, hence a fresh bail application had to applied for by his Counsel.

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