Nigerian rapper and activist Falz has reacted to the arrest of popular Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni and many other #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters by security operatives.
In statement shared on his Instagram page, Falz that the arrest of the protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, showed the Nigerian government is not concerned with upholding the country’s democracy.
Falz said that the use of force by the police was meant to make the protesters fear for their lives but that live at this point does not have meaning.
He added that the Nigerian government should be ready for the consequences of these actions.
“@mrmacaroni1 and a number of other innocent Nigerians have just been arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate for exercising their fundamental human right to protest.
The Nigerian government has shown by this senseless act that it is not concerned with upholding our democracy or the Rule of Law.
They are basically showing that they are not interested in serving justice as regards the 20th of October incident.
This show of force is supposed to make us fear for our lives, but the life we dey live no kuku get meaning before.
Absolutely nothing to lose at this point. They better be ready for the consequences of these actions.”