Mr. Dele Farotimi, a lawyer, controversial writer, activist, and sociopolitical critic has been reported to have just escaped an assassination attempt by state actors in Lagos state.
The report came minutes ago through Mr. Omoyele Sowore who had taken to his Twitter handle and tweeted, “URGENT ALARM: The Lagos @OfficialAPCNg Crime family is targeting our very own @DeleFarotimi in a plot to take his life! Please share widely! Nothing must happen to this rare gem and public intellectual! #BuhariMustGo’.”
Dele Farotimi like Omoyele Sowore, Aisha Yesufu, and a host of others had been a pain in the neck of corrupt Nigerian politicians, particularly the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, former governor of Lagos state Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and a host of others who are currently in office and belong to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The writer and lawyer had at different interviews on TV exposed many Nigerian politicians and had always called them out for keeping Nigerians in servitude even amidst plenty.
A typical example of his criticism of corrupt Nigerian politicians is his book “Do Not Die In Their War”, where he advised Nigerians to steer clear whenever there’s any political battle between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Siamese twin, the former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as both political parties and their politicians do not mean well for Nigerians.