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.

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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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