PDP’s Deji Adeyanju Arrested in Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday arrested activist and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju alongside two others – Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams – after a demonstration in Abuja.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Ag Dcp Jimoh Moshood, explained that they were arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy.

Other allegations were defamation of character, public nuisance, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, disturbance of public peace, inciting public disturbance, threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituted authority and breach of law and order.

Moshood said while the police is not unaware of the rights of every Nigerian to freedom of expression, such rights must be observed with decorum.

“Deji Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams contravene the law and were arrested for Criminal Conspiracy, Joint Act, defamation of character, public nuisance, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, disturbance of public peace, inciting public disturbance, threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituent authority and breach of law and order under sections 96, 113, 114, 152, 183 and 391 of Penal Code law. They are already arraigned in court in Abuja for prosecution.

“For avoidance of doubt, attached are the exhibits recovered from Deji Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams and some of the criminal defamatory comments and utterances, that is capable of inciting public disturbance, threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituent authority and breach of law and order pasted by Deji Adeyanju on his Facebook page”.

Adeyanju, a former media head of the PDP, is a fierce critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC-led Federal Government.

He recently threatened to publish damaging materials of Boko Haram activities in the north east.

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