BREAKING: Court grants Deji Adeyanju bail

A Kano State Magistrate Court on Monday granted political activist Deji Adeyanju bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties.

The social justice crusader and convener of Concerned Nigerians was also ordered to deposit his international passport.

Adeyanju was rearrested in December 2018, and charged for culpable homicide by the Nigerian police over a case said to have been decided upon by the Kano State High Court in 2009.

He was thereafter remanded in Kano central prison where he has been for over two months.

Speaking to newsmen in December, his lawyer, Yusuf Suleiman, accused the federal government of trying to suppress a major critic a few weeks to the 2019 elections.

“This is clearly an attempt to keep him unlawfully in detention,” Mr Suleiman said, adding that the matter was concluded nearly 10 years ago and should not have been picked up again by the police, much less taken back to court.

The lawyer had said that efforts would be made to free Adeyanju before the February 6 adjourned date, including approaching a high court to immediately review the case.

However, Oluyemi Fasipe, one of Adeyanju’s allies, also confirmed the development and said: “I can confirm to you that he has been granted bail. The bail bond consists of N50,000 and sureties with landed properties in Kano.”

Also speaking, Theophilus Agada, an associate of Adeyanju, said the activist would meet the bail requirements today.

“He was asked to provide a senior civil servant in Kano State, and two pieces of land with N500,000.

“We are confident that this requirement would be met and he’ll be released today.”

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