MURIC withdraws suit against Falz, says Nigerians appealed to them

MURIC withdraws suit against Falz, says Nigerians appealed to them

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Monday said it will no longer take legal action against Folarin 'Falz' Falana over his controversial ‘This Is Nig

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Monday said it will no longer take legal action against Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana over his controversial ‘This Is Nigeria’ video, nor demand an apology from the artiste, adding that it didn’t want to create media tension and grant cheap popularity. Their latest stand is not unconnected to Falz’s father, human rights activist and prominent lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), who dared the Muslim group to make good their threat

In a statement issued on Monday, and signed by Ishaq Akintola, the MURIC director, the statement read, “Our office has since been inundated with solidarity visits, while our telephone lines have been flooded with a deluge of calls from members, friends, well-wishers, journalists and other concerned Nigerians, majority of whom are of the Islamic faith.

“In deference to pleas made by well-meaning Nigerians, in order to keep faith with our avowed motto (Dialogue, Not Violence) and to further confirm that MURIC is a listening, mature and responsible organisation committed to promoting peace in Nigeria, the Think-Tank resolved to drag the artist to government agencies saddled with the responsibility of censoring films and videos. It is not a U-turn but a sudden change in tactics. We are no longer looking at Falz but at a larger picture. The matter will now go to those government agencies who are supposed to do their jobs in the first place,” the statement read.