Deji Adeyanju, the Convener of Concerned Nigerians, a civil society organisation, has been released.
Recall that Adeyanju was arrested on November 28, 2018 alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams for leading a protest to demand the neutrality of the Police in 2019 forthcoming general elections.
Adeyanju was picked up alongside two others by armed policemen stationed in front of the Force Headquarters in Abuja and was consequently charged to court.
The former PDP Social Media Director was summarily arraigned alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams at Karshi Magistrate Court, Federal Capital Territory yesterday, shortly after his arrest and was remanded in Prison custody in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
It was learnt that he was released at about 7pm on Monday and was received by members of human rights groups.
According to SaharaReporters: “Deji Adeyanju has been released and he is in high spirits, hale and hearty.”
The force had arraigned him for “criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituent authority and breach of law and order” in relation to “posts on his Facebook page”, among other offences.
Police said Adeyanju and his group of protesters have been charged of Criminal Conspiracy, Joint Act, defamation of character, public nuisance and sundry offences.