A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the arrest of Deji Adeyanju, the convener of Concerned Nigerians by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Concise News reports that Adeyanju was arrested Wednesday morning alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams and later taken to the FCT command of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for onward arraignment in court.
They were preparing for a planned peaceful protest by the ‘Concerned Nigerians’ group to the Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force.
Giving an update on the development, the Police said Adeyanju and two others contravened the law and were arrested for “Criminal Conspiracy, Joint Act, defamation of character, public nuisance, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, disturbance of public peace, inciting public disturbance, threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituent authority and breach of law and order under sections 96, 113, 114, 152, 183 and 391 of Penal Code law.”
Reacting to the arrest in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday evening, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain called on the police to release Adeyanju immediately and unconditionally.
“The arrest of
@adeyanjudeji for peacefully protesting about the shameful behaviour of the police in Akwa Ibom and elsewhere represents the last kick of a govt. that can best be described as a dying horse. I condemn it and I call for Deji’s immediate and unconditional release,” he tweeted.