Deji Adeyanju Granted Bail…after 2 Months

The Kano State High Court has granted bail to Deji Adeyanju, a political activist and convener of the Concerned Nigerians group.

Adeyanju has been in detention since he was re-arrested in by the police in November, a situation that gave rise to the hashtag #FreeDeji.

The former media head of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was granted a N500,000 bail on Monday with an order to produce two sureties and deposit his international passport.

Adeyanju was first arrested on November 28, on charges bothering on public incitement and criminal defamation, and has since then, faced three separate charges, securing bail in two of those charges.

He was released and subsequently rearrested same day for allegedly “promoting terrorism on social media”.

The activist was later remanded in a Kano prison and charged for culpable homicide over an alleged murder case that occurred in 2005.

Mohammed Haliru, a member of the state high court panel which heard the case, acquitted and discharged him and three others of in 2009.

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