A Wuse II Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Thursday admitted civil activist and coordinator of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, to bail in the sum of N500,000. Adeyanju was remanded by the court on Tuesday, following his arraignment by the Police on charges of cyber-stalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation.
In a ruling, Magistrate Idiat Akanni said the offence the defendant allegedly committed was bailable. Akanni ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum each as bail bond. The magistrate added that the sureties must be civil servants of not less than Grade Level 12, and must produce their utility bills. NAN recalls that Adeyanju got into trouble with the authorities when he led a protest to the Police headquarters on November 28. Adeyanju and his group had stormed the Force headquarters with banner bearing the inscription: “Police are not politicians; this rally is about saving democracy.”
The protesters were calling on the Police and other security agents to be non-partisan, especially as the 2019 general election approaches. 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.