Posted On: Mon 11 Feb 2019 By TCR NEWS | PUNCH NG
A coalition of civil society groups has again protested against the incarceration of an activist, Deji Adeyanju, in the Kano Prison allegedly by the government.
The protesters said Adeyanju had spent 58 days in custody for a crime for which he had earlier been discharged and acquitted by a Kano State High Court in 2009.
Condemning what they described as the unjust treatment of their colleague, the activists displayed placards calling for his immediate release.
The protesters included the Convener, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, Ariyo-Dare Atoye; Co-Convener, Free Nigeria Movement, Raphael Adebayo; Convener, MADConnect, Mose Paul; and Coordinator, Propel Africa Initiative, Isaiah Umude.
The coalition, in a statement, expressed concern over Adeyanju’s safety, noting that his aged mother was also worried about the health condition and security of her son.
Atoye said Adeyanju, who is the Convener, Concerned Nigerians, was not discouraged by his suffering, noting that he remained unbroken and unbowed.
He stated, “Today (Sunday) marks the 58th day since our brother and comrade, Deji Adeyanju, has been in a hellhole induced by the Buhari regime in Kano State.
“Although he is presently confined within an extremely unpleasant environment and under the harshest conditions anyone can live in, he will like those in Aso Rock to know that his spirit remains firm and unbroken.”