Court Orders Police To Release Activist—Deji Adeyanju
As Kano Court declines jurisdiction to entertain his bail
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ordered the Police to release with immediate effect the detained activist, Deji Adeyanju.
The released was ordered by presiding judge, Justice Sanchi, based on Fundamental Human Right.
Meanwhile, the Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Friday declined jurisdiction to entertain Deji Adeyanju application for bail.
The court’s refusal was premised on the ground that it cannot entertain applications in matters where capital punishment is prescribed for the crime.
Adeyanju was arraigned in Kano Magistrate Court over alleged murdered case that happened 14 years ago, but was discharged by Court of law in 2009.
Reacting to the Kano Court’s judgement, a tweep, Igala_king, asked on his Twitter handle. @I_Am_Ilemona:
“The Court declines jurisdiction to entertain a bail application but doesn’t dismiss the charges. What manner of madness is this?”
See tweet below:
The police arraigns a person on allegations for which he has been acquitted by a court at a lower court that doesn't have jurisdiction. The Court declines jurisdiction to entertain a bail application but doesn't dismiss the charges. What manner of madness is this?
— Igala_king (@I_Am_Ilemona) December 21, 2018