January 18 was scheduled by the Chief Magistrate Court of Abuja for a verdict on the bail application filed by the #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore and four others charged with criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and public disturbance.
After listening to the bail request moved by defense counsel, Marshal Abubakar, and the opposition by the prosecutor’s counsel, Adamu Musa, Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello set the date.
Following allegations by Sowore that they were refused food and medical care at the Kuje Correctional Centre, the court also ordered the defendants to be remanded at the Force CIID facility in Area 10.
Following their arraignment by the police on three-count charges of criminal conspiracy, disorderly conduct and inciting public disorder, the Magistrate ordered the remand of Sowore and four others.
However, at its Kuje Medium Custodial Centre, the Nigerian Correctional Service FCT Command could not admit the accused persons, citing strict adherence to the precautions of COVID-19 as a reason for the delay.