By Eric Elezuo
The Publisher of Ovation International Magazine and the Boss Newspapers, Chief Dele Momodu, has bared his mind on the recent protest led by maverick singer and civil rights activists, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, describing him as a man of conscience.
Chief Momodu was speaking this Sunday during an interview with Arise Television, a news oriented broadcasting house based in London.
He described the action of the Police against Charly Boy and his OurMumuDonDo group during a protest recently as not very good.
He went down memory lane, describing Charly Boy’s desire to fight for the right of the Nigerian people, stressing that he was eager to participate in the Enough Is Enough protest that finally put paid to the status of former President Goodluck Jonathan when ailing ex-President Musa Yar’dua was unceremoniously away from the country on health grounds
He said: “Charly Boy was actually in my house on the morning when we were going for the enough is enough rally. I didn’t participate in the Save Nigeria rally. He realized I was rushing him off, so he said ‘Bob Dee, I came to greet you, where are you rushing to’. I said I was going for a rally, and he immediately asked that I should allow my driver to take him home so that he bring his power bike, and he joined us.”
He continued: He has always been a man of conscience, a radical, and so I was not surprised when I heard he was leading this particular rebellion this time. He’s been writing on Facebook, social media, telling Nigerians that our mumu don do, saying they are taking Nigerians for a ride, and it is time for us to protest.”
The prolific publisher took a swipe at the Nigeria, saying their reaction was unfortunate and very bad. He reasoned that a man of Charly Boy’s age should not have been treated the way he was treated because it could have resulted in his death.
“Unfortunately, the way the Police reacted was a bad thing. Charly must be about 65/66 years, and what if he had died. Then we start another issue,” he said.