Falz, the son of Chief Femi Falana (a Human Rights lawyer) has described the Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari as embarrassing. Falz who is a popular musician with a large followership on social media made the statement while reacting to the comments made by the Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami.
Abubakar Malami had dismissed reports that the Nigerian Army took part in the shootings at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. According to Malami, if a shooting ever took place at the tollgate, it must have been carried out by hoodlums.
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) made the remarks while reacting to the questions surrounding the alleged shooting at unarmed youths protesting at the Lekki Tollgate–leading to the death of over 7 persons on the above-given date. The Panel of Investigation set up by the federal government is looking into the matter. Although many Nigerians doubt the panel would not be compromised.
Falz who took an active part in the protests described the Nigerian government as embarrassing. In a post he made on his official handle @falzthebahdguy, he said, “Army says they were never there, the governor says army was there but nobody died, Army says the governor actually invited them there, Attorney General of the Federation says it was hoodlums dressed in military attire…”.
Abubakar Malami’s comments were widely criticized by the #EndSARS protesters who allege the Federal Government is joking with the lives of common Nigerians. The AGF has claimed that there is no evidence of mass killing as speculated.