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Mompha Returns To Instagram, Says He Is Not A Yahoo Boy
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Mompha Returns To Instagram, Says He Is Not A Yahoo Boy

Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has returned to Instagram after his release from EFCC custody. He fulfilled his bail conditions yesterday Monday December 9th. Mompha who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was granted a N100m bail on Friday, November 29th. He was on IG live this afternoon, celebrating his freedom with some friends. Singing to Naira Marley's song, Mompha said he is not a Yahoo Boy.  
Sowore: Falana Replies DSS, Gives Full Details Of Court Invasion
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Sowore: Falana Replies DSS, Gives Full Details Of Court Invasion

Femi Falana, has lashed out at the Department of State Services (DSS) over its statement in which it denied invading a trial court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore. Recall that the DSS alleged that the #RevolutionNow convener violated his bail conditions hence his rearrest. The secret police who insisted that they are a law-abiding agency, also claimed that Sowore's supporters “stage-managed the drama” in the Federal High Court to bring the service to disrepute. Reacting to DSS' statement on his client's rearrest, Femi Falana wondered why head of the DSS team apologized to the presiding judge Ijeoma Ojukwu when asked to justify invasion of the court. The human rights activist who further claimed that some of the DSS operatives disguised in lawyer’s outfit were inside the courtr...
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(Video) Sowore’s Mother, Esther Kehinde Appeals To Buhari, DSS To Release Her Son

Mrs. Esther Kehinde Sowore, the mother of the #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore, has made a video note in which she appealed to President Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Sowore since he has fulfilled his bail conditions. Mrs. Esther called on all Nigerian mothers to speak out as all her son wanted was a good future for the Nigerian child. She said her son will not run away because he is not a criminal. She said: “Dear SSS, Dear Buhari, I am Yele Sowore’s mother. I am sending you this message as a mother. I am a woman, your mother is a woman, your wife is a woman also. This is December and Yele has been taken away since August. “He always comes to me in the village every December but you have been holding him. I am a widow, my son has always...
DSS Reveals Why They Haven’t Released Sowore
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DSS Reveals Why They Haven’t Released Sowore

According to a reports, Nigeria’s State Security Service has denied claims by lawyers representing the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, that they were being prevented from taking Mr Sowore after meeting his bail conditions on Wednesday. The SSS spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, in a text message midnight Wednesday said the claims by Mr Sowore’s lawyers that the publisher was denied bail after meeting his conditions were false.“This not true. The SSS has not been informed by the judicial authorities or any legal representatives that the bail conditions have been met accordingly. The media shouldn’t allow itself to be used as agents of misinformation,” Mr Afunaya said. The SSS spokesperson was responding to questions sent to his phone line after PREMIUM TIMES was ...
DSS Defers Sowore, Bakare’s Release Till Thursday
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DSS Defers Sowore, Bakare’s Release Till Thursday

Detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare (aka Mandate), who are facing a treasonable felony charge, on Wednesday, failed to regain their freedom after they perfected all their bail conditions. However, a member of their legal team told Vanguard that the Department of State Service, DSS, promised to release them from custody on Thursday. The lawyer who craved anonymity because he did not seek the permission of his principal to speak to the press on the matter, disclosed that the DSS was served with a duly signed order of the Federal High Court in Abuja directing that the defendants should be released from detention. The court order, which was signed by trial Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, indicated that both Sowore...
Sowore, Co-Defendants Have Met Bail Conditions, Will Be Freed Today – Falana
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Sowore, Co-Defendants Have Met Bail Conditions, Will Be Freed Today – Falana

According to Punch Metro, Nigeria's human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case on the grounds that the Department of State Service in whose custody the defendants have been detained and from where they were produced in court on Wednesday. He said, “I have already explained to the learned prosecuting counsel that we are encumbered by the refusal of the State Security Service to allow us to prep...
Over 30 months after, jailed Nigerian filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe yet to meet bail conditions
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Over 30 months after, jailed Nigerian filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe yet to meet bail conditions

Controversial Yoruba filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, has now spent 31 months in prison custody due to his failure to perfect his bail conditions. Seun has been incarcerated since February 10, 2017 after he was arraigned by the police for alleged fraud involving N39 million; $90,000 and £12,550. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Rotimi Oladokun, has confirmed that the filmmaker is still being held at the Ikoyi prisons. “It is not our fault. The N5 million bail bond is yet to be paid neither have any sureties come forward,” Oladokun said. The police alleged that Egbegbe fraudulently obtained the monies over a period of two years – 2015 to 2017. He was accused of falsely telling them (the BDC operators) that he had naira to change into for...
Sowore And Olawale Bakare Fail To Meet Bail Conditions
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Sowore And Olawale Bakare Fail To Meet Bail Conditions

The convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, charged with treasonable felony, among others, are yet to perfect the bail granted them on October 4, 2019 by a Federal High Court in Abuja. It was learnt on Friday that both men were still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) where they are being held. Sowore and Bakare were granted bail by in a ruling penultimate Friday by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, but attached conditions which his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), described as stringent. The Nation learnt that their lawyers were planning to return to court with an application to request for a reduction in the bail conditions to those which the defendants could readily meet. Justice Ojukwu had, while granting them bail, also ...
Sowore’s Bail Conditions Can’t Be Fulfilled – Lawyer Cries Out
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Sowore’s Bail Conditions Can’t Be Fulfilled – Lawyer Cries Out

Inibehe Effiong, one of the lawyers on the legal team representing Omoyele Sowore, has cried out over the bail conditions set for the release of the activist. Effiong, in an interview with The Cable said the conditions set by the court for Sowore to be released is impossible to fulfil. Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday, October 4, granted a N100 million bail to Sowore. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who gave the bail conditions said the publisher would produce two sureties - in like sum - who are owners of landed property within the court's jurisdiction. Updated: Court grants Sowore N100 million bail Sowore is also expected to deposit his travel passport to the court till the end of his trial and is not allowed to travel out of the Federal Capital Territor...
Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s New Bail Conditions
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Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s New Bail Conditions

Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed concern over the new bail conditions granted the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore. Mr Sowore was on Friday granted N100 million bail by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice Ojukwu also ruled that Sowore is to produce two sureties in like sum and deposit the sum of N50 million in the account of the court as security. The sureties, she said, must be resident in Abuja, and also have landed property in Abuja worth the bail sum, and they are to deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court. She also barred Sowore from travelling out of Abuja and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, from leaving Osogbo during the trial. In a tweet on Friday, Mrs Ezekwesili ...
Lagos security guard remanded in prison for stealing N2,385 church offering
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Lagos security guard remanded in prison for stealing N2,385 church offering

Michael Nwaogwu, a security guard was remanded in prison custody after being arrested by the Lagos State Police and arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba for allegedly stealing from the offering box of a church. The security guard was arrested for stealing N2,385 from the offering box of the St. Dennis Catholic Church in the Akoka, Bariga area of the state. His arrest came after another security guard identified as Musa Ayay found out that the offering box had been tampered with. The money was allegedly found in his underwear after a search was conducted. Nwaogwu who was arraigned on one count of theft was granted bail in the sum of N30,000 with two sureties in like sum. The presiding magistrate, Oluwatoyin Ojuromi ordered that one of the sureties must b...
Naira Marley Finally Released From Prison
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Naira Marley Finally Released From Prison

Azeez Fashola, Nigerian musician better known as Naira Marley has been released from prison custody after perfecting his bail condition. The artiste was arrested and charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on an 11 count charge of advance fee fraud popularly called 'yahoo yahoo'. Azeez Fashola, aka, Naira Marley, who had been in prison custody pending when he would perfect his bail conditions following his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Nicolas Oweibo of Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Oweibo had said one of the sureties must be on Grade Level 10 in the federal or state employment. The other surety must have a landed property within the court’s jurisdiction. The judge directed the EFCC to veri...
Naira Marley To Be In Prison Till Monday, Bail Perfected
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Naira Marley To Be In Prison Till Monday, Bail Perfected

The bail condition handed out to Naira Marley has been perfected, as his management also announced that he will be in prison till Monday. The singer's management who made the announcement today on Instagram, said Naira Marley will have to be in prison till Monday as the court needs to confirm before letting him go. They wrote via an Insta-story post;
Deji Adeyanju Meets Bail Conditions, Judge Refuses To Sign Release Warrant
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Deji Adeyanju Meets Bail Conditions, Judge Refuses To Sign Release Warrant

The rate of rot and executive interference in the judiciary has reached a pitiable state. If Nigerians fail to salvage Nigeria tomorrow then the country would go to the Dogs forever. According to A Ariyo an associate of Deji Adeyanju they met the stringent bail conditions for the release of Deji Adeyanju but the Judge refused to sign it and regisrar abscond. This was how he put it : Updates on @adeyanjudeji - we met the very stringent bail conditions which could have taken more days; - the judge refused to sign the warrant of release, as excuses trumped justice, albeit temporarily; - they didn't expect us to meet it before Feb 23. Bail conditions contained an embedded sureties' assets verification process in Kano Bureau & Ministry of Land. Usually, it takes severa...
Stephanie Coker’s Husband, Olumide Aderinokun Still In Kirikiri Over Inability To Meet Bail Conditions
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Stephanie Coker’s Husband, Olumide Aderinokun Still In Kirikiri Over Inability To Meet Bail Conditions

Olumide Aderinokun, the husband of OAP Stephanie Coker and his co-accused, Niyi Balogun, are still languishing in Kirikiri prison over their inability to meet their bail conditions and are likely to remain there until the next adjourned date of February 21 2018. The Lagos State Government, had on the 20th of December, 2017, arraigned Olumide Aderinokun and Balogun Adeniyi Abdul-Wakil over alleged conspiracy, forgery, stealing and property fraud on parcels of land in Lekki Peninsula. They were granted bail to bail in the sum of N10 million and two responsible sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 16 in the State Public Service and must get approval of the Head of Service to stand as surety. The other surety must be a staff not below...
iPhone Thief Seun Egbegbe Turns Cry Baby After Failing To Meet Bail Conditions
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iPhone Thief Seun Egbegbe Turns Cry Baby After Failing To Meet Bail Conditions

Seun Egbegbe is crying out over conditions attached to his bail terms. According to reports by Goldmyne, Egbegbe is complaining about the strict nature of his N5 million bail which he was granted since February 24, 2017. Seun Egbegbe, who has spent two months in Ikoyi prison for theft, revealed that he is unable to find two sureties with the profile required by the court. The judge had reportedly ruled that the two sureties in the like sum of N2.5 million each must be: a civil servant on level 16 who deposits his international passport, and a property owner in Lagos metropolis who deposits a certificate of occupancy. Both sureties are also to be mandatorily profiled with their office and home addresses verified. “Where do they expect him to get the sureties? who would leave ...
”Kemi Olunloyo Is Unable To Meet Bail Conditions & In Prison” – EiE Group
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”Kemi Olunloyo Is Unable To Meet Bail Conditions & In Prison” – EiE Group

Days after she was arrested, taken to Port harcourt from Ibadan and charged with cyber crime for her post about Pastor David Ibiyeomie, it has been revealed that popular blogger Kemi Olunloyo is still in prison and has been unable to meet her bail conditions. Youth group EnoughisEnough Nigeria tweeted yesterday that they made the confirmation. #KemiOlunloyo: We've confirmed that she was arrested in Ibadan & brought to PH. She's unable to meet bail conditions & is in prison. She's not with @PoliceNG but the Prison Service. Unable to confirm the nature of the charges or her court date. We continue to explore all leads for more information.