Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor Folarin Falana better know as Falz has reacted and condemned the imprisonment of his fellow industry colleague, Mohammed Yusuf.
Mohammed Yusuf is a Kano state based musician who has bagged two years in prison after he joked about the Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in a song.
In the song, Mohammed Yusuf sang “Kano governor has already turned blind, I swear what you did is hurting us, For lucre, governor is more than a thief. For lucre, governor can sell out Goggo.”
Yusuf was picked up by the Kano state police and was arraigned before a magistrate court where he was found guilty by three-count charges.
He was found guilty for releasing a music single without the due approval of the Kano State Censorship Board, releasing a music video without obtaining the same approval and defamation of the character of the incumbent governor of the state.
Reacting to the news, Falz took to his twitter page to condemned the act.
“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.’