Court grants Sowore’s request to be removed from Kuje prison

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has remanded the publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore at the Force CIID facility in Area 10 following complaints by the publisher that he and four others were denied food and medical attention at the Kuje Correctional Centre. The court on Tuesday also fixed January 8 for ruling on their bail application.

Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello fixed the date after listening to the application for bail moved by the lawyer to the defendants Marshal Abubakar and the opposition by the prosecutor. The chief magistrate further ordered the police to provide the third defendant Damilare Adenola, who is a law student of the University of Abuja, with internet facilities and writing materials to enable him join his classmates who resumed online classes on January 5.

Mr Sowore and the others were on Monday arraigned by the Federal Government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others. The prosecution said the defendants were arrested in Abuja on New Year eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.

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