Sowore, Bakare’s trial resume today


The trial of Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, on amended charges of treasonable felony and conspiracy has resumed at Federal High Court in Abuja.

The charges were brought against them by the Federal Government, but they have since pleaded not guilty to the charges, they were however granted bail by the court.

Both men are standing trial before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

On March 5, the FG filed a motion on notice praying the court to grant an order excluding persons other than lawyers and accredited members of the press from witnessing the proceedings.

It also sought an order to clear the court whenever the prosecution witnesses were testifying, such that only the trial judge, parties and legal representatives, as well as accredited members of the press, would be able to see them.

The prosecution had also asked for an order that the real names and addresses of the prosecution witnesses in the proceedings should not be disclosed.

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