Tension as Counter-Protesters Clash With Pro-Sowore Protesters In Abuja

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There is a little tension as civil rights group, The , had given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal to release Mr. Sowore or face nationwide protests.

On Monday, the group marched in front of the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja to submit a petition against the .

They were confronted by counter-protesters.

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Our correspondent noted that the clash occurred in full view of the police who had to eventually intervene to restore calm.

Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are standing trial on a 16-count bordering on treasonable felony and money laundering amongst other charges.

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They have since pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N100 million and N30 million respectively.

The Department of State Services (DSS) had refused to release them on bail even after they met their bail application, forcing Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu to issue a 24-hour order for their release.

Sowore was, however, rearrested on December 6 shortly after he was released on bail by the DSS over a yet to be disclosed offense.

 

Source : Channels Tv 

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