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BREAKING: Sowore, co-defendant leaves DSS detention as bail conditions are met
A human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has disclosed on Wednesday at that the Federal High Court Abuja the convener of the Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have reached the bail conditions levied on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony.
The lawyer to #RevolutionNow protest noted that the defendants would be leaving Department of State Service (DSS) later on Wednesday.
He disclosed while demanding for an adjournment of the case because the Department of State Service in whose custody the defendants have been detained and from where they were produced in court on Wednesday.
In his words: “I have already explained to the learned prosecuting counsel that we are encumbered by the refusal of the State Security Service to allow us to prepare for the defence of the defendants.
“I had already asked my learned counsel for the prosecution, that we are confident that the defendants will be freed today (Wednesday) from the custody of the SSS having met the bail conditions imposed on them by this honourable court.
“Once they are liberated from the custody of the SSS, we will be in a position to take full instruction from them.”
The Lawyer to the second defendant during Wednesday proceedings, Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), also confirmed the development
However, Mr Hassan Liman (SAN), who is the prosecuting counsel, opposed the application for adjournment because the charges were filed and served on the defendants as far back as September 20.
He said the defendants had “ample time and opportunity to prepare for their defence”.