The bail conditions for Sowore Omoyele were reduced from N100 million to N50 million, without N50 million naira security deposit on Monday by the Federal High court sitting in Abuja.
Also, the Federal High court reduced that of the co-defendant, Olawale Bakare from N50 million to N20 million.
The court presided by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on October 4, 2019, granted bail to the activist with what many saw as stringent conditions.
However the activists through their lawyer, Femi Falana applied for the variation of terms and asked the court for leniency. Falana said Sowore needs to visit his family and that he is a teacher in the United States of America.
The prosecution counsel, Hassan Liman objected to Falana’s application on the ground that Sowore’s crime bordered on National Security.
Justice Ojukwu maintained that the court has the right to grant bail which may be reviewed when the need arises. However, Justice Ojukwu found it difficult to believe that Sowore doesn’t have anyone to deposit N50 million as a security deposit.
The court adjourned the case to November 6 and 7, 2019 for accelerated hearing.