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Judge who granted bail to Sowore may be dragged before NJC

Worried by the decision of Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, top brass of the security and intelligence community are set to appeal the ruling.

According to a report by the Nation, the Nigerian security and intelligence community met on the matter yesterday night (Friday) and resolved to appeal the judgment by Justice Taiwo.

The report also added that the collective decided to petition the NJC over the ruling by Justice Taiwo who also dismissed the objection raised by the Department of State Security (DSS) to the bail.

Speaking after the meeting, a top government source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, argued that Sowore is not entitled to bail because he is standing trial for treason.

He said :”Sowore’s bail is likely to bring trouble for that judge. A report has been prepared to report him to NJC in view of the fact that, as far as this country, it is known that a person charged treasonable felony has no bail option.

“So, the security and intelligence community in the country is shocked by the judgement.

“And there is a consensus that the judgement should not only be appealed, but that the NJC should be petitioned about the conduct and abuse of power by the judge.”
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