The Nigerian Prison Service has barred friends and family associates from visiting Deji Adeyanju within Kano prison.
The particular order came after a meeting between Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau and officials of the Nigerian Prison Service.
Deji had been rearrested and charged for culpable homicide by the Nigerian Police, over the case said to have been decided on by the Kano State High Courtroom in 2009.
On Fri, December 21, 2018, he has been remanded in prison custody following a Kano State magistrate court dropped jurisdiction to hear the case. Meanwhile, on a single day, a high court in Abuja had ordered Adeyanju's immediate discharge from detention, a directive which was ignored by the Police.
A source near to the prison service revealed that the purchase was handed down after the Minister obtained a report that some members from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi'ites, visited the particular activist in Kano prison.
It was gathered that the a few of the clerics from the sect paid the solidarity visit to him on Xmas Day, a move some people within government are said to not be confident with.
With this new directive by the prison officials, family members plus friends will not have access to celebrate the start of 2019 with him.