A Magistrate’s Court in Kano on Monday, February 18, 2019, has granted political activist, Deji Adeyanju bail after 66 days in prison.
According to his lawyers, his bail terms include payment in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties with landed properties Mr Adeyanju was arrested on December 13, 2018, over allegations he was involved in a murder in Kano in 2005.
The previous acquittal and police’s failure to arraign Mr Adeyanju for several weeks after arresting him fueled speculation that his detention was politically motivated.
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.
Theophilus Agada, an associate of Mr Adeyanju, told journalists that 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,” Mr Agada said. “We are confident that this requirement would be met and he’ll be released today.