Convener of Pro-Democracy group known as ‘Concerned Nigerians’, Deji Adeyanju has been arrested by the Nigerian police.
Adeyanju, a former Director of New media of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was picked up by the Police at the Unity Fountain in Abuja today, Friday, April 21.
Recall that the group had announced on micro blogging site, Twitter that it would stage a protest today, Friday, April 21 in support of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of London based Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
However, barely 24 hours after the announcement was made, the convener of the group, Adeyanju was invited by the Abuja Commissioner of Police on Thursday.
Adeyanju revealed that he was asked to shelve the protest for security reasons, a request he reportedly declined .
On arriving the venue of the protest today, the former PDP Director of New Media, was stopped from embarking on the planned peaceful protest against the secret trial of embattled Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Adeyanju alleged that he was prevented from entering the venue of the protest by some police officers.
The convener of “Concerned Nigerians” group wrote on micro blogging site, Twitter: “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”, he wrote.
Adeyanju who recently staged a protest against the detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), revealed that he has been arrested by security agents in Abuja.
The former PDP member wrote: “Arrested”.