Alhaji Lai Mohammed has taken to his Tweeter handle to make caricature of the convener of the #OurMumuDonDo action group, Mr Charles Oputa, popular known as Charly Boy, after he fainted on Tuesday morning.
Charly Boy had fainted when police operatives fired tear gas at his group to disperse them from protesting against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Taking to his Tweeter handle @MohammedLai, Lai Mohammed wrote:
“My heart goes out to Charly Boy, small tear gas and he fainted on national TV.”
Reacting to the brutality by the Police, the Nigerian Senate condemned the Police and defended the anti-Buhari protesters.
In a statement by the Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senate stated that though it did not support the protest, it would not support violation of fundamental rights of Nigerians.
Senator Abdullahi said: “While we are opposed to the subject of the protest, the Senate acknowledges that the protesters have the constitutional right to gather and express their views in a manner that will not breach public peace and order.
“Since the ‘Our-Mumu-Don-Do’ protesters did not conduct themselves in such a manner as to disturb public peace, it is not right for the Police to brutalize them as they reportedly did yesterday.
“The police should review their rules of engagement and ensure that they are in line with that of modern democratic societies.
“The rights of the people should not be violated by the police employed to protect these rights.
“Where the Police suspect that hoodlums are trying to hijack a protest, it is their duty to apprehend the hoodlums and those who break the law rather than generalise and thus brutalize innocent protesters.
“We, however, urge the organisers of the protest to join other Nigerians in praying for the safe return of President Buhari.
“They should note that any mortal can find himself in the situation where one needs medical attention and more time to fully recuperate.
“More so, in the present case, the president complied with the provisions of the Constitution and all organs of government are not impaired nor hindered by his medical vacation,” it stated.
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