Self-acclaimed Area Father and entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy escaped assassination yesterday at the popular Wuse market in Abuja following attack by thugs in continuation of the protest over the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari receiving medical treatment at London hospital in United Kingdom..
In a series of tweets by one of the leaders of the ‘ResumeOrResign’ group, Deji Adeyanju, some youths attacked them when they moved to the market in the course of their protest.
“We just went to Wuse market for mobilization against 100 days event tomorrow & a regular face at Unity Fountain brought thugs to attack us,” Deji wrote on Twitter.
They attacked us with police on Tuesday. Tried to attack us at Unity Fountain with their sponsored thugs. Today is Wuse Market.
“Charly Boy’s car was damaged by the thugs. This is a senseless government. #ResumeOrResign.
He added :”There are wraps of money all over Unity Fountain shared by Pro-Buhari protesters. The government says it’s fighting corruption.”
The #ResumeOrResign protesters had started a campaign on Monday last week, demanding the return of the president who is away in the United Kingdom on a medical vacation.
A trader at Wuse market who spoke with our correspondent said that the thugs nearly lynch Charly Boy despite the presence of police Security.
He added that Charly Boy luckily escaped after sporadic shooting into the air by Police security.
President Muhammadu Buhari travelled on Medical vacation abroad
on May 7 and his continued stay there has generated so much controversies in the polity, to the extent that some Nigerians have even called for his removal from office for staying out of the country for too long. The protests were relatively peaceful, as the police kept watch over both groups, contrary to what transpired on Tuesday when security men dispersed the anti-Buhari protesters, operating under the aegis of ‘’Our Mumu Don Do’’ with water canon and teargas. Members of Centre for Civil Society and Justice and other support Group protesting in support of President Muhammed Buhari at Unity Fountain Abuja.