Nigeria Police arraign activist and co-convener of ‘our mumu don do’ crusade Deji Adeyanju - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Nigeria Police arraign activist and co-convener of ‘our mumu don do’ crusade Deji Adeyanju

Prince Deji Adeyanju
Popular social activist and co-convener of ‘our mumu don do’ crusade, Prince Deji Adeyanju, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Adeyanju, had arrived the Force Headquarters, where he was organizing a peaceful rally in protest of the alleged involvement of the Police in the siege on the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly Complex on Tuesday before he was reportedly picked up along with Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams. They were later remanded at Keffi Prison, Nasarawa state after their arraignment at Karshi Magistrate Court, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The police charged them with Criminal defamation, Disturbance of public peace, threat to public security and safety and inciting public disturbance under the Penal Code Law.

Although the lawyers to the suspects were in court, the three accused failed to meet their bail conditions.
The matter was adjourned till 21st January 2019 for hearing.
The police confirmed the arrest of Adeyanju and the two others for a series of comments published in the social platform WhatsApp.

Police interpreted them as defamatory and were quick to acknowledge that although Adeyanju has the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and freedom of movement, “these rights must be observed with decorum, in good faith and without violating the rights of other millions of Nigerians to free movement and access to safety and security across the Country”.

Members of the Police Force were alleged to have provided coverage for 5 out of the 25 members of the Akwa Ibom Assembly, on Tuesday, to carry out a botched impeachment exercise against the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel.

Irked by the allegation of police involvement in the Tuesday’s debacle, Adeyanju took to his social media handles and accused the security agency of complicity.

”What makes DEMOCRACY democracy is when institutions of state don’t take sides with political parties. The shameless taking side of the Police in Akwa Ibom House of Assembly invasion is unacceptable. They are planning same in Benue”.

”The Police as an independent institution must always act responsibly and autonomously without any interference from vested interests “Aso Rock” and anti democratic forces who are bent on truncating our democracy.

This is why we protest at 11am today. #PoliceNotPoliticians”.

Adeyanju therefore, mobilized for a peaceful rally to be held at the Force Headquarters Wednesday by 11am, in a protest tagged, #PoliceNotPoliticians.

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