Nigerian Judge Changes Bail for #RevolutionNow Activist Sowore

Nigerian Federal High Court Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu has reviewed the bail conditions an earlier court imposed on the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. The judge waived the earlier requirement that Sowore should deposit U.S.$138 000 as security and reduced the amount attached to Bakare's bail. A former Nigerian presidential candidate and political activist, Sowore was arrested in early August for organising anti-government protests under the slogan #RevolutionNow. He is facing charges of treason, money laundering and insulting the president.

Omoyele Sowore, an activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, in the last general election.


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