The police in Abuja have detained Deji Adeyanju once more, his associates have advised PREMIUM TIMES.
A message from Ariyo-Dare Atoye, a long-time pal of Mr Adeyanju, mentioned the political activist was arrested after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.
It was learnt that the police are demanding to determine the conclusion of a homicide trial involving Mr Adeyanju within the mid and late 2000s.
“They are holding him at the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit over a murder case from his university days,” Mr Atoye mentioned.
“Even though it is true that he was arrested and charged for murder when he was a student of Bayero University Kano, we are very sure that he was discharged and acquitted in the case,” Mr Atoye mentioned.
Mr Adeyanju was on the unit, which was specifically established to deal with particular severe crimes starting from kidnapping to armed theft, to retrieve the final of his three cell phone units which the police seized from him when he was first arrested on November 28.
As of 9:30 p.m., Mr Atoye mentioned he had contacted attorneys on behalf of Mr Adeyanju.
“The police said he jumped bail in 2005 and are asking for him to provide the certified true copy of the case in order to establish that he was indeed discharged,” Mr Atoye added. “We find this extremely embarrassing for our country, but we would try and get the copies tomorrow.”
Mr Adeyanju spent 4 years in jail between 2005 and 2009 after he was arrested with three others on homicide costs whereas a scholar of Bayero University.
Festus Keyamo, a rights lawyer and present marketing campaign spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari, defended Mr Adeyanju and the three others. One of the opposite three was Musa Daura, mentioned to be a relative of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew.
“I represented Deji Adeyanju in the matter from 2005 until 2009, and I can tell you categorically that he was not only discharged but also acquitted,” Mr Keyamo advised PREMIUM TIMES by phone Thursday night time.
Mr Keyamo mentioned he represented Mr Adeyanju on a pro-bono (free) foundation on the time, buoyed largely by his longstanding curiosity in serving to college students from authorized dilemma.
“Immediately I heard he was a student, I picked up the case and by the grace of God we won it and he was discharged and acquitted,” Mr Keyamo emphasised.