Human rights lawyer, Kayode Ajulo has joined other prominent legal practitioners calling for the immediate release of human rights activist and co-convener of #OurMumuDonDo , Deji Adeyanju.
Adeyanju and two others were arrested on Wednesday by the Police while leading a protest against Police involvement in politics.
Bob Olukoya a UK based lawyer has lended his voice to the purpotedly unlawful arrest of protesters in Nigeria. Bob posted as follows on Wednesday
I heard you guys have arrested Prince Deji Adeyanju. No problem.
Make sure you charge him to court by daylight or else you will hear from us all….
Picures: Protesters have been gathering momentum on Wednesday as many social media users use hashtag #FreeDejiNow, #FreeDeji #Justice4Deji among others to highlight what they refered to as unlawful arrest and detention by Nigerian Police.
In the same vein Olufemi Olu-Kayode (FFK) posted on his social media handle that :
“The arrest of Prince Deji Adeyanju for peacefully protesting about the shameful behaviour of the police in Akwa Ibom and elsewhere represents the last kick of a government that can best be described as a dying horse.
Concerned individuals decrying the latest arrest posted on social media that:
“These are the exhibits recovered from a Prince Deji Adeyanju and declared by Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood (not Arms and Ammunitions).
“And the Police said they are proud to have recovered these items from Prince Deji Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams earlier today.” Felix Eigbefo posted on Facebook
Expressing his chagrin over the arrest Ajulo said “it is illogical that politicians and members of the NURTW disrupting legislative activities walk freely in Ondo state and another group invading AKwa Ibom House of Assembly while law abiding citizens are arrested for constituting themselves in an orderly manner to register their grievances against an undemocratic act by the Nigerian police.
“To the best of my knowledge, the protesters didn’t constitute any threat to public peace, they didn’t constitute any form of nuisance that could lead to their arrest.
“I call on the Inspector General of Police to release those arrested otherwise we will institute a court case against the Nigeria Police for unlawful arrest and detention of innocent citizens that would cause Nigeria some loss of funds,” Ajulo demanded.
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