Announcing his release on his twitter handle, Adeyanju wrote,
“Released. I have told them that the protests will continue. We will not STOP and we will not be cowed.”
Recall that Adeyanju, who doubles as convener of Concerned Nigeria group was earlier arrested at the Unity Fountain with another leader of the movement, Brian Jonah Dennis.
Deji had yesterday informed Nigerians that protest organized against the Nigerian government over its insistence on the secret trial of Nnamdi Kanu would kick off in Abuja today.
However, the PDP Chieftain, in a series of tweets, claimed that all entrances to the Unity Fountain were barricaded by men of the Nigeria Police before he was whisked away by the officers.
The PDP chieftain has been in the forefront of the campaign calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners, including the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He has been championing the #NoToSecretTrial for Nnamdi Kanu on social media.
Against this backdrop, a Civil Society Group known as Movement for the Advancement of National Transformation, MANTRA, had warned of dire consequences if Ayeyanju was not released.