Activist and convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has been remanded in prison custody barely 24 hours after his release from the Keffi Prisons.
He was remanded by a Wuse II Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, following his arraignment on charges of cyber-stalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation by the police.
The presiding magistrate, Idiat Akanni, however, adjourned Adeyanju’s bail application to Thursday.
Adeyanju got into trouble with the authorities when he led a protest to the police headquarters last Wednesday against alleged police roles in sealing off the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
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 and breach of law and order under sections 96, 113, 114, 152, 183 and 391 of the Penal Code.
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