Nigerian lawyer and human right activist, Femi Falana, has explained why his singer son, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz love embarrassing Nigerian government.
While speaking at the 2nd anniversary of the Oluyinka Odumakin Lecture in Lagos on Sunday, April 2, the father noted that his frequent arrests as a legal practitioner always bothered his son while growing up.
Femi Falana said, “One of these guys one day said, ‘Falana talk to your son; he should stop embarrassing the government.
Did I say which government? Do you mean that boy who is an adult? Can I give you his number so you can talk to him? But he was careful because when that boy was growing up. I was being arrested from time to time. So, the only language he understood was detention, arrest, and the rest of them.
One day when that boy was six, he asked his mother, “Our teacher taught us that only criminals were arrested. Is my father a criminal? Why is he always being arrested? And the mother had to say that in Nigeria, under the military, only two sets of political suspects. Politics suspects are those who are out to expose the criminality of the government. That is why you see going on”.