Activist, Deji Adeyanju, Two Others To Spend Second Night In Prison


Adeyanju Deji

Nigerian activist and convener of Concerned Nigeria, Deji Adeyanju and two others who were arrested and arraigned on Wednesday, are set to spend the second night in prison after the presiding chief magistrate failed to show up for a bail hearing on Thursday.

Recall that Deji was arrested with two other activists, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams, on Wednesday morning, while leading a protest at the Police HQ Abuja against police bias ahead of 2019 general elections.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, a long-time friend of Deji, disclosed that the activists who were later arraigned at a Magistrate court and later grated bail, had met their bail conditions, but would require the presence of the judge to sign off on their release.

Atoye who spoke to the online publication on Thursday afternoon, said that the presiding magistrate, Aliu Kagarko, would be available to sign the bail documents of the activists on Friday morning.

The bail terms set by Kagarko included a level-14 civil servant, a prominent businessman with N20 million bond.

“We have secured the “three level-14 civil servants,” Atoye said. “The businessmen angle too is sorted.”

Atoye lamented that Deji and the two others would be in custody until Friday, but was upbeat that they would be released before mid-day.

“We just have to present the sureties to the magistrate tomorrow for his endorsement, and we would be on our way to prisons to pick them up from there,” Atoye said.

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