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Lai Mohammed.

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed on Thursday said that the arrest of a popular human rights activist Deji Adeyanju is in line with the Nigerian law.

Adeyanju was arrested by the police on Wednesday morning in Abuja, while he was leading a protest against the alleged undue interference of security agencies in politics.

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He was arraigned alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams at Karshi Magistrate Court, Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday.

The police said they were charging them for “criminal offences of Joint Act, Criminal defamation, Disturbance of public peace, Threat to public security and safety and inciting public disturbance under the Penal Code Law.”

And speaking at an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed said that “being an activist or in the opposition does not protect anyone from arrest and prosecution.’’

But he declined to make further comments as the Convener of Concerned Nigerians had been charged to court.