The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has adjourned the case of rights activist and journalist “Mr. Omoyele Sowore”. Who is seeking variation in his bail condition.
One of Sowore lawyers “Barr. Abubakar Marshal” from the Femi Falana chamber represented him. While “Kayode Aliyu”, Senior State Counsel from the Ministry of Justice, appeared for the Department of State Services.
Sowore is asking the Court of Appeal to review the bail conditions. That was set by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court. Which confines him to Abuja and forbids him from speaking to the press. The bail condition has been described as absurd.
“At the hearing, Justice Adamu Jauro leading a panel of two other justices held that the preliminary objection of the DSS was not filed alongside any respondent’s brief of argument, which is against the practice of the court and therefore incompetent”.
In light of this, the court adjourned the case until July 8, 2020, to allow Aliyu to file every necessary court process.
In addition, Sowore’s supporters were harassed by some police officers and court personnel for using mobile phones within the court premises. Appeal Court Adjourns Sowore’s Case As Police Harass Supporters In Abuja