A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja has ordered the remand of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.
Their formal bail applications would be heard tomorrow.
Sowore and other activists were arraigned on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.
The activists, however, denied the charges.
They were earlier arrested for holding a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja and subsequently taken to a police unit infamously known as ‘Abattoir’ in the Lokogoma area of the FCT.
Sowore had earlier described his detention as cruel, noting that he would be undaunted until full liberation is attained.