IgbereTV reports that the convener of concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju claimed that the group was offered N1m by government sympathizers not to hold today’s sit out against the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore.
Deji said this at the ongoing protest metres away from the DSS Headquarters at Aso Drive.
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.”
According to our reporter, the protesters were seen currently conducting their protest peacefully under the watchful eyes of DSS operatives and soldiers from the nearby Guards Brigade.
Also, a civil rights group known as Enough-Is-Enough posted the news on Twitter. The post reads:
The only option available to the SSS is to obey the court order. – @adeyanjudeji
PIC – @adeyanjudeji Offered N1million At Gunpoint To Suspend #FreeSowore Protest, Vows To Continues