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 been arrested by police officials in Abuja for staging a protest against the planned secret trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Adeyanju revealed this in a series of tweets on Friday: “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 Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) April 21, 2017
Adeyanju was arrested alongside another protester, Brian Jonah Dennis at the Unity Fountain, for staging a protest against the planned secret trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Adeyanju had yesterday alleged that he received life threats from the security operatives comprising the Police, the army and the men of the Department of State Security Services, DSS after he was invited and persuaded to step-down the planned peaceful protest against the federal government’s insistence of a secret trial for the Biafran group leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
He tweeted: “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.
“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.”