The hearing of the bail application filed on behalf of Omoyele Sowore, has suffered yet another setback on Friday, December 8, as Sowore and the four defendants failed to appear in court with the excuse by the police at the Force CID that they lack a vehicle to convey the defendants to court.
The case has also been transferred from the police to the Department of Public Prosecution of the Ministry of Justice.
Marshal Abubakar, counsel to the defendants made this known to journalists at the Magistrates High Court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja where the matter is being heard.
The magistrate maintained that she can not go ahead with the bail application in their absence Insisting that the defendants be brought to court on or before 1pm, being Friday.
On January 5, Mabel Segun Bello, the Chief Magistrate had adjourned ruling on Sowore, others bail application moved by the defendants’ lawyer, Marshal Abubakar.
Sowore and the four others are being tried on three counts of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance but they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
They were arrested by the police on New Year’s Eve during a candlelight procession organised by Sowore against bad governance.