By Idris Ibrahim, Abuja
A human rights activist and converner of ‘Concerned Nigerians’, Deji Adeyanju was arrested by security operatives of the Nigerian Police Force while he was preparing a #Police Not Politicians protest.
The political activist was arrested alongside two other protesters Wednesday morning at the main entrance of Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The disclosure was made by Raphael Adebayo, spokesperson ‘Our Mumu Don Do Movement’ in a brief statement sent to journalists.
“While preparing for the #Police Not Politicians protest this morning in at the force headquarters in Abuja, Deji was arrested alongside two other protesters”
“There is no going back as the rest of us are now marching to force headquarters,” mr Raphael said.
The movement spokespersons number could not be reached when contacted by our reporter for further clarifications on the matter.
However, convener of the group Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy confirmed Mr. Adeyanju arrests to our reporter on phone.
The entertainment enthusiasts could not provide an insight to Newsdiaryonline on what prompted the security operatives in arresting he (Adeyanju) ahead of the planned protest.
“Yeah am aware that my fellow brother in the struggle was arrested by the police and was driven to The FCT Command.
“I was not at today’s protest but it’s just a handful of people that participated there so I don’t think they tried to overrun the security operatives,” charly boy said.
Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood told our reporter that he was in a meeting and whilst could not comment on the matter as he quickly hung up the phone.
Mr. Moshood a deputy commissioner of police did not respond to text messages sent to him by Newsdiaryonline as at the time of filling in this report.
Efforts to reach the FCT police command spokesperson, Manzah Anjuguri was unsuccessful as he refuses to respond to phone calls and texts message.
Prior to his arrest he (Deji) had expressed concern over the credibility and transparency of next year’s general elections.
Mr. Adeyanju made this known in a peaceful rally stage at the United States of America embassy in Abuja on November 23.
The political activist accused security chiefs of been complicit in electoral manipulations across the country.