- President Buhari has been urged to ensure the fundamental human rights of Deji Adeyanju are not continuously abused by the police
- Adeyanju was arrested by the police in Abuja in November on allegations of criminal defamation and breach of public peace
- Saraki asked Buhari not to allow the excesses and over-zealousness of some security agents to give his government a bad name
The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the release Deji Adeyanju and ensure that his fundamental human rights are not continuously abused by the police.
Adeyanju was rearrested by the police on Monday, December 4 after he was earlier released and has been in detention since then.
In a series of tweets, Saraki said the president needs to intervene to find out whether the current travails of Adeyanju have anything to do with his frequently expressed viewpoints against the federal government.
Read his tweets below:
The Senate president also called on all human rights protection groups to wade into the matter to ensure the rights of a citizen is not being trampled upon.
Legit.ng had previously reported that the police arrested Deji Adeyanju, convener of the Concerned Nigerians, for leading a protest tagged Police Are Not Politicians, Save Our Democracy in Abuja. The protest was reportedly to demand for the neutrality of the police in the forthcoming general election.
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Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, had in a statement on Wednesday, November 28, confirmed that Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams were arrested in Abuja on allegations of criminal defamation and breach of public peace, inciting public disturbance, derogatory conduct, among others.
Moshood claimed that the arrest of the three citizens did not violate either the Nigerian Constitution or the police establishment powers.
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