April 21, 2017

Ex-PDP New Media Director Deji Adeyanju Arrested In Abuja

Convener of Concerned Nigeria group, Deji Adeyanju, has been reportedly arrested by the Nigeria Police over a planned protest today in Abuja.

It was gathered that the ex-New Media Director to the Peoples Democratic Party, had on Thursday announced the group would organise a protest against the continued incarceration of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Adeyanju and another leader of the movement, Brian Jonah Dennis, were reportedly arrested on Friday at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

Deji had in a series of tweets on Friday said: 
“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”, suggesting he had been arrested.

Recall that Prince 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.

According to him, "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.”