-The Nigerian Senate said it will investigate the rearrest of Deji Adeyanju
- Earlier, Adeyanju, founder of Concerned Nigerians, was arrested on alleged breaching of public peace
- Reacting to the rearrest of the self-styled activist, Senate mandated its committee on police and judiciary to look into the development
The Senate on Tuesday, December 18, ordered the joint committee on police and judiciary to investigate into the rearrest of founder of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, by the police operatives.
The Punch reports that the resolution was made by the upper chamber following the motion raised by Senator Dino Melaye representing kogi west
The senator said: "Deji Adeyanju is a pro-democracy activist. He has been arrested twice by the Nigerian police for organising protests in the defence of democracy
"This activist was arrested again by the police, for a matter that took place 18 years ago. The judgement has been given. Deji Adeyanju and two others have been discharged and acquitted by the court.
“President, we are in a democracy. Our constitution has given us the freedom of association, freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
“This is not acceptable to me; it should not be accepted by the Senate. It is time for the Senate to stand up and speak up in defence of Deji Adeyanju. We need to defend Deji Adeyanju, as we need to defend every Nigerian."
Reacting to the motion the Senator Saraki said: "This young man has been arrested and rearrested. This is a country that is seen as a leader in the continent. The committee should look into this.