Nigerian social activist and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has been re-arrested shortly after he regained his freedom after five days in custody. Adeyanju, who was arrested by the Nigerian Police on November 28 was released from a federal prison in Keffi, Nasarawa State on Monday.
He was initially arrested alongside two other persons while leading a protest at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja to demand the neutrality of security operatives in the forthcoming general election.
The two other persons, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams were released from the prison facility earlier in the afternoon of November 3 while Adeyanju was released some hours later.
The Police had arraigned him for alleged criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituted authority and breach of law and order in relation to ‘posts on his Facebook page’ among other offences.
According to Ariyo-Dare Atoye, his associate, Deji was however re-arrested shortly after his release by a Police team which had laid siege around the correctional facility.
“He was released on Monday afternoon after we met his bail conditions. We are now aware that they are plotting to charge him on allegations of aiding terrorism on social media,” Atoye said.