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Deji Adeyanju remanded in prison 2nd time in a week

Deji Adeyanju remanded in prison custody barely 24 hours after his release from the Keffi Prisons.

He was remanded by a Wuse II Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, following his arraignment on charges of cyber-stalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation by the police, The Punch reports.

Deji Adeyanju remanded in prison 2nd time in a week lailasnews
Deji Adeyanju remanded in prison 2nd time in a week


The presiding magistrate, Idiat Akanni, however, adjourned Adeyanju’s bail application to Thursday.

Adeyanju got into trouble with the authorities when he led a protest to the police headquarters last Wednesday against alleged police roles in sealing off the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

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.

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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 and breach of law and order under sections 96, 113, 114, 152, 183 and 391 of the Penal Code.

Though they were granted bail by the presiding magistrate, Aliu Kagarko, the accused persons could not immediately meet the conditions, which included two sureties, one of who must be a level 14 civil servant with a cover letter from his superior, and also a businessman with a verifiable address.

The activists were able to perfect the bail conditions on Monday, but while Abobama and Williams were released, Adeyanju was re-arrested by the police and arraigned on new charges.

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Adeyanju and his co-accused had stormed the police headquarters with a big banner with the inscription, ‘Police are not politicians; this rally is about saving democracy; 2019 elections in danger’.

The protesters had expressed concern about the current state of affairs in the country “where the Nigeria Police Force is increasingly becoming a tool to be used against real and perceived political enemies of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress.”

Justifying their arrest, the police spokesperson, Moshood Jimoh, claimed that the men were apprehended for contravening the law.

He stated that their alleged defamatory comments and utterances were capable of “inciting public disturbance, threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituent authority and breach of law and order.”

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191 Comments

  1. Leave Deji alone before God intervenes for him. He staged a peaceful protest, so why do you keep remanding him in prison ? Its unfair.

  2. You think this is GEJ region? FG no.more freedom of or anything again? 2019 we will vote out the tyrant

  3. What deji is protesting on is right.. But one thing is that we are in nigeria we take law into our hand and dat is not good at all, they should pls grant his bail

  4. Peaceful protest has now become a disturbance in this country. There’s nothing we won’t see. It was like they were waiting for to be release since he was granted bail so that they can arrest him again.

  5. This is to show that the present government is a threat to democracy and the coming election will not be free and fair but God will disappoint those who want to Cage the Nation.

  6. The guy is just exercising his fundamental human rights. It was just a peaceful protest and he did nothing wrong. This is the way this government have been acting since it came into power. The motive to clamp down on journalism and freedom of expression but they won’t succeed. This is democracy. Please release the innocent man.

  7. I smell something fishy fringe all these arrest… It seems there is something different from just his protest……they should just hit at the point and let us know what are their intention toward him …….

  8. Obviously, what is really happening,what offence has he made that he was arrested for the second time.

  9. Nigeria has no law in some places and if you try to claim you know the law they turn things over and implicate you

  10. That’s very wrong Nigeria, how can you bailed somebody today and arrest the same person in a few minutes

  11. I won’t say that he is a freedom fight but a victim of himself. If you want to fight a fight for justice, be basically truthful with your sayings always.

  12. They should remain in police custody n necessary investigation should carry on on them in order to know are they really guilty.

  13. hahhahahhahah he is a regular customer of the police na and he don’t want to repent. he love prison o. hahahahahahaha

  14. Leave the innocent man alone, he made a peaceful protest , now become a disturbance to you . There’s nothing we won’t see.

  15. Why the re- arrest. Does it mean the bail was a mistake or he has been found guilty. This is embarrassing

  16. Is it now a crime to protest about things are not ok with? I just hope this government is not an oppressie one

  17. His right to freedom of speech is been infringed… What has peaceful protest got to do with disturbance…. Anyway, we live in a country where saying the truth is regarded as hate speech.

  18. They have not say what they really want from this man, got him arrested again after releasing. Hmmmm.

  19. What deji is protesting on is right.. But one thing is that we are in nigeria we take law into our hand and dat is not good at all, they should pls grant his bail.because this is unfair.

  20. If he staged a peaceful protest,they should settle the matter peacefully instead on holding him in prison

  21. Please you people should free this man,let him go.what type of crime did he commit to arrest him twice

  22. There ate things that ate done procedurally and appearing for one’s hearing is one. For Adeyanju to decline shows disrespect for his country’s constitution.

  23. I think this is unlawful, what is the country really turning into, after releasing him on bail, they still went and re-arrested him, this is very bad

  24. What deji is protesting on is right.. But one thing is that we are in nigeria we take law into our hand and dat is not good at all, they should pls grant his bail.because this is unfair.

  25. These people should take it easy with this man, what is all these allegations on him for, does it mean they didn’t know all these about him before or is he accessed to be held down because of his protest against the police

  26. This man should not be harassed because he had a protest against the police, their should be no injustice in all this allegations against him

  27. Hmm, it so sadden that we are deprive of our right, the freedom of speech as bear something else now oo, imagine! May God intervene, and all this people know the truth but they won’t talk just because of what they want to eat.

  28. Very soon now they will rope him for something else he has not done, where are we going in this country?

  29. Anything can happen in Nigeria .expecially when influencial men are involved… They should leave deji alone

  30. Since is peaceful protest ..they should allow the young man to live..I know politicians are behind his plights

  31. Leave this man alone now,is he the only one that has done this protest? All this politicians wey they protest ,una don hold them?

  32. Rearresting him for observing freedom of speech, is it no longer under fundamental human rights, they should leave him alone

  33. I thought we have a freedom of expression in this country and everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion…but suddenly all these is becoming a farce…hoping Deji is released soon to his family and friends

  34. His release was not from their heart that’s what I see. He met to the requirements of sureties they needed but someone still can’t see him as a free man that’s why he was rearrested. #freeDeji

  35. Amazing. Meanwhile those that protested for the release of the religious leader and terrorists were left untouched yesterday. Double standard.

  36. I don’t know why Nigerian police like politicizing things too much. Besides, he’s fighting for our democracy.

  37. There’s no more civil right in this nation, NP freedom of speech or peaceful protest. Even the police force are biased.

  38. Please they should release Deji for us. This is a violation of his human right. His rearrest is wrong.

  39. But hold on a minute
    Police truly are not politicians but security agents and should stay true to their course instead of all these embarrassments and useless arrests

  40. If he doesn’t deserve to be remanded I see no reason or reasons why he should be kept there . Pass the judgement already

  41. That Nigeria for you after granting him bail now rearrested Nigerian people can twists things for Africa

  42. So like play like play the part of the Nigerian constitution that gives freedom of expression has been teared out

  43. Does it mean one can no longer carry out a lawful protest or air his or her view anymore in this country. I hope the case go in their favor.

  44. Is better to Just keep anything you have on mind to yourselves in this country,otherwise anything you say will be used against you..
    Yeye government..

  45. Delay of judgment in this country have been slowing down our judicial system and encouraging crimes and other negativity as the believe is they can control the delivery of judgment

  46. What’s the meaning of all this now, release and arrest again no freedom of speech in our country

  47. There is more to this other than what he said because I can figure it out why he was granted bail and you rearrest him again,don’t we have freedom of speech again in this country

  48. There is no freedom of speech in this country again so we should mind how will talk now a days before u will be in the same position with deji

  49. Hmmm thus guy should be careful about what he says because in Nigeria our laws are written and spoken but not practiced freedom of speech is only spoken BT not practiced

  50. They should have released him long ago. I don’t even know why he’s still being kept in prison

  51. Why is our judiciary system going haywire . He was granted bail and then rearrested again . He should be granted his freedom biko

  52. Though they were granted bail by the presiding magistrate, Aliu Kagarko, the accused persons could not immediately meet the conditions, which included two sureties, one of who must be a level 14 civil servant with a cover letter from his superior, and also a businessman with a verifiable address.

  53. The Nigerian Police must not be allowed to silence dissenting voice. This is democracy and even the minority should have a say.

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