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Court remands deji Adeyanju in prison till 2019

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Kano on Friday remanded  political activist, Deji Adeyanju in prison until February 2019.

The police arrested Mr Adeyanju on December 13, accusing him of being complicit in a murder case from the 2000s.

The court took the plea of Adeyanju who is charged with complicity in series of murders since 2000s, and  said that it lacked jurisdiction to hear murder charges against Adeyanju.

Adeyanju stood trial on similar charges between 2005 and 2009 but was discharged and acquitted by the Kano State High Court.

Adeyanju was arrested and detained for five days in Abuja before he was moved to Kano.

Chief Magistrates Hassan Fagge had on December 19, ordered his remand and scheduled today for bail hearing.

But when the court opened at about 9:42 a.m. Friday, Mr Fagge said he had determined that he lacked the power to hear the homicide charges brought against Mr Adeyanju by the police.

Adeyanju was moved to Kano Central Prison.


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