Jelili Atiku arrested

Jelili-Atiku-e1454010934992Jelili Atiku, a Nigerian citizen from the Ejigbo community and a prominent member of the Lagos art community was arrested on Monday 18 January 2016 as a result of a public performance four days earlier. The hearing resumes on February 1, 2016, with Atiku arraigned on criminal charges of “constituting public disturbance, and inciting the public with his performance of January 14, 2016”, and conspiring with four others to “commit felony” with his art. Atiku is a 2015 winner of the prestigious Prince Claus Fund laureate award.
CORA-Arterial Network Nigeria and the Nigerian Society of Artists have undertaken meetings with various government and Ministry officials, and the police, as part of the campaign for criminal charges against the artist to be dropped.

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