The Nigeria Police have said they arrested human rights activist Deji Adeyanju and some protesters in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Wednesday.
Adeyanju was arrested Wednesday morning alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams was 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.
And in a statement, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Jimoh Moshood said: “Deji Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams contravene 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.”
In addition, he noted that “Deji Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams were arrested by the Police within the powers provided under the constitution, Police Act and Regulations, the Penal Code Law and Procedures to prevent crime and ensure the safety of all Nigerians.”