Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the federal high Court in Abuja has granted the detained presidential candidate and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, bail on stringent conditions.
Sowore was arraigned in the court on seven count charges bordering on treasonable felony over his alleged call for revolution in the country and money laundering among others.
In a ruling on his bail application on Friday, Justice Ijeoma granted him bail in the sum of N100million and two sureties in like sum.
The sureties must show evidence of tax payment for three years of 2014. 2015 and 2016 and must be resident in the Federal Capital Territory.
Also the two sureties must have landed property in Abuja worth N100M and must deposit original copies of the landed with the court.
According to the court, Sowore must not travel out of Abuja during his trial and was prohibited from participating in any form of rally during the period.
Sowore was also ordered by the Judge to deposit N50 million with the court registry as part of the bail conditions .
He is to remain in the custody of the Department of the State Services (DSS) pending the perfection of the conditions.
The second defendant, Olawale Adebayo Bakare was admitted to bail in the sum of N50 million and one surety in like sum.
His surety must also produce three year tax clearance and must be resident in the FCT in addition to depositing the original copy of the property title with the court.
However, he is restricted to Osogbo throughout the trial except when coming to Abuja for the trial.
He is also expected to remain in the custody of the DSS pending the perfection of his bail conditions.