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“…..that tout in Ekiti” – Wole Soyinka descends on Fayose
Prof Wole Soyinka: Angry over story

“…..that tout in Ekiti” – Wole Soyinka descends on Fayose

Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state of practicing the art of thuggery.

Soyinka, who spoke during the 10th anniversary of the annual Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, explained that his outburst was due to the fact that Fayose had (allegedly) attacked judges publicly without any consequences.

The Nobel Laureate also urged the government to ensure the laws of the country are respected, including the orders of the courts.

He noted that the Nigerian military was in the habit of assaulting ‎and harassing members of the public, which according to him does not portray the country as a democratic country.

Soyinka said: “There must be an end to unlawful detention. If the court has granted someone a bail, it must be honoured, I don’t care what the offence is.

“Anybody or institution that does this can only be compared to that tout in Ekiti. That Fayose, he is a tout. He descended on the judges and attacked them openly without any consequence.”


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