Falz reacts after singer Mohammed Yusuf is jailed for insulting Governor Ganduje
TVCONTINENTAL had reported earlier that a singer in Kano state was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment after the release of his viral anti-Ganduje song – a direct shot at Governor Ganduje.
According to the Magistrate court, the singer identified as Mohammed Yusuf, professionally called AGY committed three offences – Singing without permission from Kano censors board, shooting video without permission and abusing Governor Ganduje. The Magistrate court states.
Reacting to the news this afternoon, Nigerian singer and lawyer Falz has condemnedthe punishment saying; ‘it is shameful to see public officers using the machinery of the state to harass citizens and attempting to hinder our inalienable freedom of expression.’
He wrote: ‘HATE to see stuff like this! This is 2019. Any individual who feels defamed by any statement made by another person can sue for libel or slander under the law of defamation. It is shameful to see public officers using the machinery of the state to harass citizens and attempting to hinder our inalienable freedom of expression.
Anyone who knows the musician Mohammed Yusuf personally should please get in touch with me. We NEED to contend this unjust sentence. #JusticeForMohammed.’