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Deji Adeyanju granted Bail



The Kano State High Court has granted activist, Deji Adeyanju bail after spending 67 days in detention, Premium Times reports.

According to his lawyers, Adeyanju was freed on bail with a condition that he must provide a surety, two pieces of land, and N500,000 after his case was heard on Monday morning.

The activist was arrested on the 13th of December over allegations of involvement in a murder which occurred in Kano in 2005.

He was tried for murder and discharged in 2009.

However, the police did not formally charge him for the alleged murder several weeks after his arrest in December 2018, fuelling claims that the arrest was politically motivated.

Adeyanju spent over two months of his detention fighting for bail at federal and state courts because the police did not bring charges against which to defend himself.

An associate of Adeyanju, Theophilus Agada told Premium Times the activist will 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,” Agada said.

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

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