The former head of new media for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Convener of pro-democracy and good governance group, Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has reportedly been arrested in Abuja.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Adeyanju said he was stopped from entering the Unity Foundation park for the protest against the secret trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
“I am at the Unity Fountain and Officers of The Nigerian police are trying to stop me from entering the Unity Fountain park.
“Over 300 Police officers have manned the Unity Fountain to stop the #NoToSecretTrial procession for Nnamdi Kanu.”
“All entrances to the Unity Fountain have been barricaded by officers of the Nigerian Police.”
Then he finally tweeted, “Arrested.”
Adeyanju had on Wednesday claimed he received death threats from security operatives after he refused to back down from the planned peaceful protest against the secret trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
He wrote, “Just got out of a 1-hour meeting with Commissioner of Police of FCT. In attendance was a Director of DSS and Brigade Commander of the Army.
“They said there’s security concerns over our rallies: #SayNoToSecretTrial of Nnamdi Kanu #FreeZakZakky I asked what concern: No Answer.
“Then threats and more threats.
“I told them, rally will go on as planned tomorrow for #SayNoToSecretTrial and #FreeZakZakky on Wednesday.
“Then threats and more threats. I told them, rally will go on as planned tomorrow for #SayNoToSecretTrial and #FreeZakZakky on Wednesday.
“The DSS guy said: Deji, we have never disturbed you in all your rallies. Why ZakZakky and Kanu
“They have a major issue with ZakZakky & Kanu.”
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