Famous Nigerian singer Naira Marley, the president of the popular group called Marlians has reacted to the viral video of school children being arrested by Amotekun operatives for modelling themselves as him.
In the video, the school children were packed inside a van and treated like criminals. It was learnt that a lady who is supposedly a teacher in the school described the boys as criminals.
She added that the school children were all arrested in a bush. Reacting to the video, Naira Marley described the child arrest as a child abuse.
He, therefore, asked people to link him with the Marlian kids or any staff of the school.
Naira Marley wrote;
“Guys look what’s happening in stupid Nigeria. How can you arrest school kids? This is child abuse. The teachers and this stupid uncles with guns need to get arrested.
I want to meet all these kids I owe them, please help me with the name of the school or link me up with any of my Marlian Kids. Thanks. I wanna see the witch behind the camera self. Wtf is amotekun self?? If they treat ur child like this, what would u do? Did u see the slap?? U calling someone child criminal?? Omoo I’m so angry give me school name pls. I need to go there”
Notable Nigerian influencers, including Segun Awosanya known as Segalink, has since added their voices, condemning the actions of Amotekun, as seen below. In his words
“This is absurd to say the least. Is Àmòtékùn a moral police?! What crime specifically warrants this illegal parade? “Behaving like Naira Marley” is not only ambiguous but subjective. The parents of the kids can sue them & their co-travelers abusing the terms of reference.”
Amotekun arrests kids for behaving like Naira Marley pic.twitter.com/l3VHUKk0cN
— Gistlovers.blog1 (@Gistloversblog1) January 23, 2021