A federal high court in Abuja has granted Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow protest, bail.

The court released him to the custody of Femi Falana, his counsel, and asked that he deposit his international passport with the court registry within 48 hours.

While delivering a ruling on Tuesday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, said there was no longer a subsisting order holding the Sahara Reporters publisher in detention.

Unless something else happens, Omoyele Sowore, activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, would be breathing the fresh air of freedom after one month and 23 days in detention, thanks to a  Federal High Court Abuja order on Tuesday that he should be freed.

Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, was picked up by the Department of State Services (DSS) on August 2 in Lagos and has been in detention since then, after the secret service obtained an order that he should be detained for 45 days.

Freedom for the popular online publisher came against the backdrop of the prayer of the Federal Government through the DSS for his further detention for another 20 days, few days after he was slammed with several counts of charges bordering on treason, including insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reprieve came to the vocal activist, who contested the last presidential election that took place on February 23 after the courts, which previously stood down the matter till 11am, eventually heard the arguments of his lawyer,  Femi Falana on why he should be set free.

Source: Whirlwindnews.com


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