Security Operatives have surrounded the Afrika Shrine.
Nigerian Musician, Seun Kuti who is also the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, confirmed this to journalists at a press briefing on Tuesday.
According to him, the shrine has, however, been locked up by his sibling, Femi Kuti.
The development comes hours after Seun had said that the government had threatened to close down the shrine located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
In a post on his Instagram handle, Seun said plans had been underway to hold the event tagged Mass Meeting #EndSARS Movement, Lessons and Tasks, today.
But the government reached out to his eldest sister Yeni Kuti and threatened to close the shrine if the event took place, with a letter backing up the threat.
Kuti said although he respects his family’s decision not to hold the event any longer, he will still go ahead with “all the other organisations to launch The Movement Of The People and start our political resistance to the tyranny of this oppressive regime”.
He criticised the government for what he described as their plans to ban citizens’ right of association, stressing that “this is just a meeting”.
“Why are they afraid of the people organising? What is democratic about this act? The last time we tried to launch the government quickly called curfew and this time they have used threat but you can’t stop the will of the people,” he added.