Deji Adeyanju, an activist and convener of Concerned Nigerians, has asked Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, to investigate the assault launched at him by counter-protesters.
Adeyanju made his demand in a petition to the IGP dated December 23.
The activist and other members of a coalition of civil society groups were attacked on Monday by counter-protesters while demonstrating against the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, at the National Human Rights Commission, Abuja.
The CSOs, about 200 in number, had organised the protest following the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the forceful rearrest of Sowore.
It took the intervention of some members of the coalition to untangle Adeyanju, who sustained injuries, from the chaotic situation.
Adeyanju alleged that one Kabiru Dallah led the counter-protesters, who purposely attacked him.
He also claimed that some of his belongings were stolen during the assault.
The petition partly read, “The planned intent and the conspiracy of the invading group was obvious when they made for me and chased me to a point where I was manhandled, assaulted and seriously brutalised and my clothes were torn, while my valuables: iPhone 11 and some cash on me, were stolen.
“I was subsequently rescued by some young activists and ferried in a taxi, while the policemen on the ground in their numbers and around the venue, watched helplessly and did nothing.
“The miscreants were led by a young man who later introduced himself to the media as Kabiru Ibrahim Dallah of the Centre for Leadership Initiative and another fellow who I am yet to ascertain his name.”