Deji Adeyanju

An Abuja Magistrate Court has admitted human rights 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 on charges of cyber-stalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation by the police.

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In a ruling on Thursday, Magistrate Idiat Akanni said the offence the defendant committed was bailable.

Akanni ordered the defendant to produce two sureties with like sum each as a bail bond.

She added that the sureties must be civil servants of not less than Grade Level 12, and must produce a utility bill.

Adeyanju and his group had stormed the Police force headquarters calling on the Police and other security agents to be non-partisan, especially as the 2019 general election draws near.

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.

They were granted bail by the presiding magistrate, Aliu Kagarko, and were able to perfect the bail conditions on December 3.

However, while Abobama and Williams were released, Adeyanju was re-arrested by the police and arraigned on the new charges.

The case has been adjourned until January 17, 2019, for hearing.