A Nigerian lecturer, Dr John Danfulani has been released on bail after 6 days in detention.
Dr. Danfulani, a lecturer at the Kaduna state University was arrested late January because of a facebook post on President Muhammadu Buhari and his party,All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was detained by the police, and charged for “incitement” by the Kaduna State Government.
No retreat, no surrender
“On Tuesday, the 2nd of February, 2016, the gate of Kaduna Prison was opened for me to head to my home. That marked the end of a 6-day ordeal in the hands of the Police, Court, and Prison that started at 10am of the 28th of January, 2016”
Dr. Danfulani was also issued a query at work and placed on suspension.
He had written an article on his experience describing Buhari’s administration as undemocratic.
Dr. Danfulani, a human rights activist, also reaffirmed his commitment to playing his civil duty of holding the government accountable to a high standard. “No retreat, no surrender,” he said in his article.
He expressed his gratitude to his legal team and every other person who helped in his release.
“I want to use this opportunity to show my deepest gratitude to my legal team, International Rights Groups like Amnesty International, Civil Liberty Organizations, Senators of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Members of House of Representatives, patriotic citizens who surrendered their properties for me to meet up with the bail conditions,” he said.
https://t.co/Y4xHrMp3NQ Them don release activist lecturer..— Nnayelugo (@Eloka51) February 1, 2016