Charly Boy, a popular Nigerian entertainer and political activist, says the Nigerian Police Force is planning to file trumped up charges of terrorism against Deji Adeyanju, an political activist and convener of Concerned Nigerians.
Charly Boy, whose real name is Charles Oputa, made this claim in an Instagram post on Friday, November 30, 2018.
The musician, who founder the #OurMumuDonDo movement said, “The Police are presently heaping maximum pressure on the magistrate at Karshi Area Court not to sign the release warrant for Deyi Adeyanju.
“In addition, they are filing new charges against Deji for terrorism and defamation of character.
“Balderdash! Can you imagine? The IG should start wearing APC uniform to make it official that they are working for the APC and not Nigerians.”
Adeyanju and Charly Boy have been in partnership as activists for nearly two years and have been highly critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Adeyanju, a former social media director of the opposition, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, was arrested along with two of his comrades, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams by the police on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 while leading a protest calling for the neutrality of the Nigerian police in the 2019 elections in Abuja.
The activist is accused of several offences and was arraigned before a Magistrate in Abuja. He was remanded in Keffi Prison in Nassarawa. The magistrate granted them bail with steep conditions leading to conclusions that his arrest is politically motivated.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the Nigeria Police Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said that the activists they 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 constituted authority and breach of law and order.
Jimoh Momoh, the spokesperson of the Nigerian police has not responded to text messages from our journalists on the plan to bring terrorism charges against Adeyanju.