Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Omoyele Sowore bail after two months in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Sowore, a former presidential candidate, was arrested by the DSS on August 3, 2019, for calling for nationwide protests, tagged RevolutionNow, against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The DSS accused the Sahara Reporters founder of plotting with foreign interests to overthrow the Buhari government that was re-elected in February.
Despite a court order to release him last week, the secret police failed to obey and then arraigned him at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
Sowore was arraigned on a seven-count charge alongside one Olawale Bakare, but both accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
During the hearing of his bail application on Friday, Justice Ojukwu granted Sowore bail in the sum of N100 million with two sureties in like sum who own landed property in Abuja.
The activist is also prohibited from leaving Abuja as part of the conditions for his bail.
Bakare was also granted bail in the sum of N50 million and prohibited from travelling outside Osun State.
Both are barred from addressing the media until the conclusion of the trial.