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We were paid N1m at gunpoint not to protest over Sowore’s detention – Activist Deji Adeyanju exposes

Amadin Ogbewe

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Popular Nigerian activist Deji Adeyanju, has revealed that he and others were offered a million Naira to stop the planned protest against Sahara reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore’s detention. 

The convener of the coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Concerned Nigerians made this known at the protest currently being held near the DSS headquarters at Aso Drive. 

He said that those who gave them the money should come and retrieve it otherwise it would be used to pay for Sowore’s lawyer fees. 

The former presidential candidate has been in custody for months with the DSS claiming that the reason he hasn’t been released despite meeting bail conditions is because no one has been around to collect him.

This has since been refuted by his legal counsel and others who have attempted to receive him.

Adeyanju said, 

“We were offered one million Naira at gunpoint with a promise for more for us not to hold this rally. Those who gave us this money know themselves, we also know those who gave us the money.

“We will not compromise, if those who gave us the money don’t come and collect it back today, we will give it to Femi Falana SAN to defray Sowore’s legal costs.”

The protesters are currently conducting their protest peacefully under the watchful eyes of DSS operatives and soldiers from the nearby Guards Brigade.

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Ogbewe Amadin is a senior reporter at Dockaysworld. He’s been published in Fireside fiction and others. He’s a lover of fantasy, sci-fi, sitcoms and sarcasm.

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