Entertainer and social activist, Charles Oputa generally known as Charly Boy has reportedly joined the Shites protest in Abuja.
Photos of Charly Boy popularly called the Area Father for his defiant views have appeared on the internet showing him marching alongside members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) the umbrella body for Shiites in the country.
It appears that there is no stopping for Charly Boy who is one of Nigeria’s most controversial entertainers, best known for his alternative lifestyle, and political views.
Charly boy has explained why he joined members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to protest the detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Several Shittes have been killed since they embarked on a mass protest in Abuja, starting from Monday. Soldiers opened fire on them at a checkpoint in Jabi on Monday, killing at least 10.
While reacting on why people were surprised he joined the protest, he said;
“Na today?” .
“I remember one of the great quotes of my great father. ‘Son wherever you see injustice, fight it for it may boomerang and chop your head off’.
“Shiites are part of the oppressed in Nigeria. Over 1000 of their members killed in cold blood.”