Policemen in Abuja have nearly snuffed life out of popular Nigerian musician, Charlyboy who fainted after they used teargas on him.
Popular musician, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy on Tuesday slumped after inhaling tear gas canisters shot at him and other protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari resumes office or resigns if incapable of continuing his duties as president of Nigeria.
The daily sit-out was organized by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, led by Charly Boy and Deji Adeyanju, one of the conveners and others, on Monday and which continued on Tuesday at the Abuja House in London and at the Millennium park, opposite the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja in Nigeria.
But, things turned sour when the anti-riot policemen began firing tear gas canisters and high velocity stream of water to disperse them. The police also unleashed dogs at the protesters.
Also, a journalist covering the incident also got wounded. Deji Adeyanju, tweeted a video of their visit to a Silverbird Journalist and another wounded citizen at a clinic situated at the Federal Secretariat complex.
The protesters lamented that Buhari is setting a bad example after staying away from the country for over 90 days now. They also accused his aides and associates of stage managing Buhari’s health status and failing to open up to Nigerians to the true situation with the president.