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Adeyanju, democracy activist remanded in prison till February 2019


A Chief magistrate court in Kano, presided by Hassan Fagge, on Friday remanded, convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, in prison till February 2019.
He was arraigned before the court by the Nigeria police force over alleged murder case which he was acquitted of, years ago.
This was after he had been granted bail on two occasions, on charges bothering on public incitement and criminal defamation.
Adeyanju was first arrested on November 28 and has since then faced three separate charges, securing bail in two of those charges.
The latest arrest bothering on alleged murder, was a case which Justice Mohammed Haliru of the Kano state high court, acquitted and discharged Adeyanju and three others of, since 2009.
At the resumed hearing on Friday, Fagge said the court lacked power to hear the charges.
He, however, ruled that the activist be remanded in prison till an adjourned date of February 6 for hearing in a higher court.
Meanwhile, an FCT high court has granted an order seeking the immediate release of Adeyanju from detention.
Justice Danladi Senchi, gave the order while ruling on a fundamental rights suit filed by Mike Ozekhome, Adeyanju’s counsel.


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