The Senator representing kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the arrest of political and human rights activist, Prince Deji Adeyanju and other protesters in Abuja.
Adeyanju was arrested Wednesday morning, alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams and was taken to the FCT command of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for onward arraignment in court.
Police in an official statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Jimoh Moshood said Adeyanju and his group of protesters have been charged of Criminal Conspiracy, defamation of character, public nuisance and sundry offences.
“Deji Adeyanju, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams contravene the law and were arrested for Criminal Conspiracy, Joint Act, defamation of character, public nuisance, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, disturbance of public peace, inciting public disturbance, threat to public security and safety, criminal defamatory and derogatory conduct against constituent authority and breach of law and order under sections 96, 113, 114, 152, 183 and 391 of Penal Code law”, the statement reads in part.
Speaking on the development, the Kaduna lawmaker warned those abusing power by arresting those who criticized them to take note that their position was ‘temporary’ as such cruelty will also be meted on them.
Sani on his Twitter page called for the unconditional release of Adeyanju.
The Kaduna lawmaker wrote: “Deji Adeyanju should be freed unconditionally or should be charged to court.
“Those abusing the privilege and opportunity of being in office by arresting and jailing those who criticize them should always be reminded that power is ephemeral.
“And that someday they will find themselves at the receiving end of the kind of cruelty they once meted against others.”