By Ikenna Omeje
The police on Wednesday arraigned Deji Adeyanju, the convener of
Concerned Nigerians and a political activist, before a magistrate
court over allegations of criminal conspiracy.
He was arraigned by the police with two others – Daniel Abobama and
Boma Williams – for allegedly committing “joint act of criminal
defamation, disturbance of public peace, threat to public security and
safety and inciting public disturbance”.
Deji was arrested at about 10:55 a.m Wednesday while leading a protest
tagged ‘Police Are Not Politicians, Save Our Democracy’ in Abuja.
The protest was to demand the neutrality of the Police in the 2019
He was arrested alongside two others by armed policemen stationed in
front of the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
He was with some of the protesters at the premises of the building,
while they were arranging the banners and placards in preparation for
the rally, when he was arrested.
It was learnt that the Police blocked the roads leading to the Force
Headquarters to prevent Deji and other protesters from protesting.
The group had on Friday last week, held a similar protest at the
United States of America Embassy,where they expressed fears over the
credibility of the 2019 general election.
The group accused the security agencies of working for the interest of
the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to manipulate the
While reacting to the issue, the police spokesman,Jimoh Moshood, said
that the trio were arraigned before the magistrate court in Karshi
under the penal code law.
Moshood said that the trio were remanded to Prison custody in Keffi,
Nasarawa State “after they failed to meet the bail conditions”.
According to him, the matter had been adjourned till January 21, 2019.