Detained activist, Deji Adeyanju to remain in prison till 2019


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Human rights activist Deji Adeyanju has been remanded by the Nigerian Police for protesting against the security outfit.

Adeyanju, who was arrested on Wednesday by the police, was summarily arraigned alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams at Karshi Magistrate Court, Federal Capital Territory, shortly after his arrest.

The police arrested the Kogi-born activist at about 10.55am on Wednesday at the Force Headquarters, while he was leading a peaceful protest against the alleged undue interference of the Nigeria security agencies in the political processes.

Adeyanju had also in recent times lambasted the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, calling for his sack over the recent killing of soldiers by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast region.

He has also used the social media to chastise the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, over his indictment by a House of Representatives report on Nema probe.

Those were all tendered against Adeyanju and others, as exhibits in court.

The Police said they were charging them for “criminal offences of Joint Act, Criminal defamation, Disturbance of public peace, Threat to public security and safety and inciting public disturbance under the Penal Code Law.”

Though the lawyers to the suspects were equally in court during the summary arraignment on Wednesday, they were unable to meet up with the bail conditions for their clients.

They were to be remanded in Keffi, Nasarawa State, till January 21, 2019 for continuation of trial.

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