Deji Adeyanju, activist and convener of the Concerned Nigerians pro-democracy group, has been arrested by the Nigerian police.
Deji Adeyanju was arrested at the Unity Fountain, Abuja today, Friday, April 13, 2018, during the daily sit out in demand for the release of Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The police reportedly stormed the Unity fountain this morning and threw teargas at the protesters.
The Concerned Nigerians pro-democracy group have, amongst other things, been demanding the release from federal government custody following court rulings for his freedom.
Adeyanju’s arrest comes few days after the Buhari Media Support Group called for his immediate detention over comments Deji Adeyanju made on Channels Tv breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group, in a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Austin Braimoh and Cassidy Madueke respectively, noted that during the programme, Adeyanju claimed that President Buhari upon landing in the United Kingdom, was immediately whisked to a hospital.
Buhari Media Support Group noted that such “mischievous and obviously false statements” were capable of inciting unrest and instability in the country. Part of the statement read:
Deji Adeyanju is notorious for his mischief and falsehood. He does this deliberately to incite the public. He is also known for his media consultancy with the Islamic Movement of Nigeria on whose platform he has called for civil unrest across the country against the government.
“He has also taken to the social media several times to make completely false statements against the government, most times implicitly calling for anarchy,” the statement said.
Reacting to the statement, Deji Adeyanju said:
”If they don’t arrest me, then they are lily-livered.”