Activist, Deji Adeyanju has been released from Kano Central prison on Friday, March 1, 2019, after spending 78 days in prison.
Adeyanju, who was arrested on November 28th while leading a protest in Abuja, was released on Monday December 3rd from the federal prison in Keffi after meeting his bail condition but was re-arrested by a police team waiting around the prison.
He was rearraigned in court by the police on Tuesday December 4th for Cyber Stalking, Inciting Disturbance, and Criminal Defamation. He was thereafter granted bail on December 6th.
Deji was re-arrested on the allegation of murder that he had been discharged and acquitted for in 2009.
The police said the matter was not wholesomely concluded, suggesting that Mr Adeyanju might have jumped bail. Still, they did not immediately charge the activist for murder, initially keeping him for days without trial, in contravention of the Nigerian law that prohibits detention of a suspect beyond 48 hours without charges.