CHECKMATE! Deji Adeyanju comes for FG, Buhari, inquires when Atiku’s mother will also be arrested

Renowned activist, Deji Adeyanju, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for allegedly using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and soldiers to rig the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country.



Adeyanju, a staunch critic of the present administration, took to his official Twitter page today to indirectly accuse the ruling government of intimidating opponents with both EFCC and soldiers.

“A lot really happened while I was gone. They used soldiers and EFCC to conduct elections in Nigeria,” Adeyanju tweeted.



Adeyanju, who recently regained his freedom after over two months in detention, also hinted about the possible arrest of the mother of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

‏“When will they arrest Atiku’s mother?” he tweeted.


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It would be recalled that Adeyanju was granted bail last week following his arrest and detention in custody by the Nigeria Police for culpable homicide.

However, he was granted bail after sixty-seven days in police detention, by a Kano State High Court.

According to his lawyers, Adeyanju was freed on bail when his matter came up for hearing during the court sitting, with a condition that he must provide sureties and N500,000.



Adeyanju was arrested on December 13 over allegations he was involved in a murder in Kano in 2005.

The police did not formally arraign Mr Adeyanju for the alleged murder.

It was gathered that Mr Adeyanju was charged for murder in 2005 at the Kano State High Court, but was discharged and acquitted in 2009 after a lengthy trial.



The previous acquittal and police’s failure to arraign Adeyanju for several weeks after arresting him fueled speculation that his detention was politically motivated which the police vehemently denied the allegations.

Mr Adeyanju spent over two months of his detention fighting for a 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 newsmen that, “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.”

Meanwhile, on February 27, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the winner of the 2019 presidential election having defeated his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Feb. 23 Presidential election with a victory margin of 3,928,869 votes.

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