Nigerian controversial rapper and songwriter, Folarin Falana aka Falz TheBahdGuy, is seeking justice for a singer, Mohammed Yusuf who was served a two-year jail term for defaming Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje in a viral song.
Reacting to the news of the imprisonment, the rapper who is well-known for tackling injustice with his songs, is a son of a renowned Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana.
On his Instagram post, Falz described the sentence as an act of injustice against the Kano singer, adding that public officers were using ‘the machinery of the state to intimidate its citizens.’
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”.
See his Instagram post below.