The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement in the case filed by the human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare challenging their bail conditions at the Federal High Court.
The three-member panel presided over by Justice Jonah Adam on Tuesday announced that judgment in the appeal would be delivered on a date to be communicated to parties involved in the case after they have adopted their written addresses as brief of argument in the appeal.
The appeal was filed against the judgment of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the federal high court Abuja delivered on October 21, 2019 that restricted the movement of Sowore and Bakare to Abuja and Osun state respectively.
The activists are seeking an order striking down the conditions restricting their movements and barring them from addressing public rallies.
Recalled the appellate court had refused to hear the case on July 8 when it was slated for hearing. The court officials had told Sowore’s lawyer, Abubakar Marshal, that the court would only entertain election petition cases.
Sowore was arrested on August 3, 2019
for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets to demand a better governance from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.