- Charly Boy insisted that he was attacked and hit with a gun by officers of the Nigeria Police Force
- He said the #ResumeorResign will continue until the President returns from UK
- He also blamed a cabal for running the affairs of the country
Songwriter and controversial entertainer, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has said he won't back down on the protest for President Muhammadu Buhari to either resign or resume office as Nigeria president.
The entertainer popularly referred to as Area Fada, insisted that he and other protesters were brutalised by men of the Nigeria Police in a bid to halt the protest against the president.
He accused the police of lying and the government for supporting them in their denial that he and other protesters were not attacked.
Charly Boy, while speaking with Punch Newspaper, said if the president were to be his father, he would have taken him out of office and focus on his health.
He said: "It is true that I collapsed. The tear gas made me dizzy and I fell. I also stand by my words that a police officer hit me with his gun. The government is a lie and so is the police force. Everybody is lying and in deceit mode.
"If Nigerian people believe their government and police, then so be it. I have told you what happened. It is not my job to be trading words about whether or not it happened. My focus is on what we’re doing.
"The mistake the police made was to face the protesters as if they (police) had come for war. Meanwhile, they cannot face Boko Haram and armed robbers. They prefer to bully ordinary citizens.
“They didn’t want us to continue the protest regardless of the fact that we had written to them that it would last for two weeks.
"If the president was my father, I would carry him out of that office and get him proper treatment and rest. But we know that his hands are tied personally. He is not really the one running Nigeria; it is a cabal.”
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Meanwhile, there was tension in Abuja on Friday, August 11, when a pro-Buhari group confronted some protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari either resumes or resigns.
NAIJ.com reports that the confrontation which occurred at the Unity Fountain could have escalated but for the timely intervention of police officers who created a barricade between both groups.
Shortly after the pro-Buhari group arrived the scene in eight buses, Charles Oputa AKA Charly Boy and other protesters demanding the resignation of Buhari drove out of the area in a convoy of cars amid boos from the pro-Buhari group.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Samuel Ortom disclosing what governors told Buhari during their visit to Abuja House, London.