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Sowore’s Lawyer: Bail Conditions Too Stringent And Impossible To Meet

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Omoyele Sowor

Founder of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore

Lawyer of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, Inibehe Effiong says he has remained in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because his bail conditions have not been met.

The federal high court in Abuja had granted a N100 million bail to Sowore with two sureties who must be resident in Abuja and have landed properties within the federal capital territory.

According to Ijeoma Ojukwu, the trial judge, the sureties must deposit original documents of those properties in the court registry.

The judge also held on Friday that one of the sureties must deposit N50 million with the court pending the determination of the case and that Sowore should deposit his passport with the court.

Effiong, Sowore’s legal team, described the bail conditions as “stringent and impossible to meet ”, theCable reports.

Read Also: Reno Omokri Queries Court Over Bail Conditions Of Sowore

“Those conditions are not conditions that can be fulfilled. We have made contacts and explored all channels, clearly, nobody is willing to be a surety for that amount. That amount of money is not available, it is not realistic under the current economic situation,” he said.

“We are going back to the trial court next week to seek a variation of the bail conditions,” he said.

“We understand bail is at the discretion of the court but the Administration of Criminal Justice Act allows us to apply for a variation where the conditions are such that the defendants cannot meet.”

 

 

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

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Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

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