The Federal High Court in Abuja today heard Omoyele Sowore’s application for bail variation after he was arraigned on a four-count charge ranging from insulting President Muhammadu Buhari to money laundering.
He was earlier given bail condition of paying N150 million and had his movement restricted to Abuja.
His lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), who is representing Sowore, had described the conditions attached to his bail as “stringent”.
After the hearing, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu has now varied Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare’s bail conditions saying she found it difficult to believe a man of Sowore’s pedigree did not have anyone to deposit N50 million.
Hence, Sowore bail condition was reviewed from N100 million to N50 million and the 50 security deposits was also removed while Olawale Bakare’s bail was reviewed from N50 million to N20 million.
The case was adjourned until November 6 and 7