Court Grants Human Rights Activist Deji Adeyanju N500,000 Bail

Court Grants Human Rights Activist Deji Adeyanju N500,000 Bail

Deji Adeyanju, a human rights activist and coordinator of Concerned Nigerians has been admitted to bail in the sum of N500,000 by an Abuja Magistrate Court.

Adeyanju was remanded by the Court on Tuesday, after he was re-arrested by the police and arraigned on the new of cyber-stalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation by the police.

He was arrested alongside two other campaigners, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams, and arraigned before the Karshi Magistrates’ Court, which remanded them in the Keffi Prisons in Nasarawa State.

The accused persons were charged with criminal conspiracy, public nuisance, disturbance of public peace and threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituted authority.

In a ruling on Thursday, Magistrate Idiat Akanni ordered the defendant to produce two sureties with like sum each as a bail bond, adding that the sureties must be civil servants of not less than Grade Level 12, and must produce and utility bill.

Adeyanju and his group had stormed the Police force headquarters calling on the Police and other security agents to be non-partisan, especially as the 2019 general elections approach.

The case is adjourned until January 17, for hearing.

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