Falz Blasts Kano Govt For Jailing Singer Who Criticized Ganduje

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Award-winning Nigerian singer, Folarin Falana, has blasted the Kano State government for jailing a singer, Mohammed Yusuf, for criticizing governor Abdullahi Ganduje in his song. 

Yusuf, popularly known as AGY, has the hit song deal with the governor’s alleged avarice, creation of new Emirates in the state and election rigging.

He was then sentenced to two years in jail by a magistrate’s court in Kano for defaming the character of the state governor in the viral song.

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But Folarin, popularly known as Falz, the son of Femi Falana, a human rights activist and lawyer, took to his Instagram page to condemn the action of the Kano State government.

Falz said anybody who feels defamed by any statement made by another person can be sue for libel.

“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.

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