Deji Adeyanju

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the release of human rights activist, Prince Deji Adeyanju and other protesters in Abuja.

Adeyanju was arrested Wednesday alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams and was taken to the FCT command of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for onward arraignment in court.

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Police in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Jimoh Moshood said Adeyanju and his group of protesters have been charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Joint Act, defamation of character, public nuisance and sundry offenses.

Reacting in a post on its Twitter page, Serap urged the police to drop all charges and allow Nigerians right to peaceful protest.

The group wrote: “Nigeria Police should immediately and unconditionally release Adeyanju Adedeji and other protesters and drop all charges brought against them simply for exercising their right to peaceful protest.

“Police should allow people to critique Aso Rock through their right to peaceful dissent.”