Nigerian celebrities, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage have both reportedly been invited and interrogated by the Department of Secrete Service over alleged social media posts against the Nigerian Federal Government.
According to the report, the duo were also invited and wuizzed by the Lagos state Police Command.
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The report by revered investigative online outlet, SaharaReporters reveals that the action has forced the duo to ‘tone down’ on their social media activities.
Tiwa Savage began a movement tagged “WeAreTired” in recent months, following a sharp rise in sexual assault cases across Nigeria especially against women.
Tiwa Savage through the movement called on the current administration led by Muhammadu Buhari to take action towards stemming the rise of rape in the country.
Her actions earned her an invitation from the DSS, the report adds.
The report states that the songstress was invited alongside Don Jazzy to the DSS office in Lagos two weeks ago, where they were warned to be careful with their posts on the social media.
The duo were further invited alongside colleagues Yemi Alade and Waje by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, who while sharing efforts they were making to tackle rape and other problems in the state and country, warned the musicians to steer clear of political comments in order not to incur the wrath of the President Buhari administration.
A member of Tiwa Savage’s management team, who confirmed the development to SaharaRepoters, said that the celebrated female artiste will not stop speaking for Nigerians regardless of any move by governnent.
But as if to confirm the subtle warning from governnent, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage both appear to have toned down their social media posts in recent days after the meeting with the DSS and police in Lagos.
For example, Don Jazzy, who is known to actively engage his numerous followers on social media, last posted anything on Twitter more than 22 hours while Tiwa never continued with her hashtag after the meeting with DSS Director at their Shangisha, Lagos office.
Recall that the DSS had invited a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, over his comments on the operations of Boko Haram in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Mailafia had stated that a serving governor in the North was the commander of Boko Haram while speaking on a radio programme.
He was invited twice for questioning by the DSS and also invited for interrogation by the police in Abuja, which he turned down by seeking a relief in court.