The convener of the Concerned Nigerians group, Deji Adeyanju, who was arrested by the Nigerian police on November 28, was released on Monday from a federal prison in Keffi on Monday but was re-arrested by a police team which had laid a siege around the correctional facility.
Ariyo-Dare Atoye his longtime associate said they were also plotting to charge him on allegations of aiding terrorism on social media.
Mr Atoye also claimed that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as the author of the petition.
Adeyanju was arraigned on Monday before Karshi Chief Magistrate’s Court on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, alongside two others, Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams who were said to have taken part in the protest.
However, Abobama and Williams were released from Keffi Prison hours before Mr Adeyanju regained his temporary freedom from the same facility.
Following his re-arrest, Mr Adeyanju was moved to the Abuja police command headquarters, Mr Atoye said, amidst uncertainties over his fate.
“We are expecting him to either be arraigned tomorrow, be released on administrative bail or be kept in perpetual custody under the pretext of continuous investigation,”
“This does not bode well for our democracy,” Mr Atoye said.