“He surely did not deserve to be murdered” – Fani-Kayode reacts to Tunde Bakare’s comment on Mohbad

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Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has said that musician, Mohbad did not “deserve to be murdered” irrespective of his personal failings.

Fani-Kayode said this in a Facebook post on Monday while reacting to a comment about the late musician’s lifestyle by popular Christian cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare.

Speaking at the 2nd an­niversary of The Envoy Nation, a UK-based church, Bakare said Mohbad associated with evil people while he was alive.

He also faulted the musician’s lifestyle and name.

“My wife and I listened to a tape last night on MohBad. How many of you know Mohbad? The Nigerian artiste who died at 27? Mohbad.

“When he was drinking and smoking and associating with evil men, he did not know that the harvest would come so soon and that he would soon be cut down at the prime of youth.

“I am not blaming him, I am just telling you. Is Mohbad a good name? Moh Bad,” he said.

The cleric’s comment has elicited various reactions on social media, including from Fani-Kayode.

“Whether the unfortunate young man known as Mohbad was good or bad and whether he associated with evil men or not, surely did not deserve to be murdered.

“Everyone has the right to life regardless of the friends they keep, their lifestyle, their name, or the color they dye their hair.

“Assuming he was murdered, rather than judge him shouldn’t we be trying to find out who killed him?” Fani-Kayode said.

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