- tsasscer@... (Version) wrote:
> LAGOS, Dec 30 (AFP) - Bulldozers acting on the orders of a LagosFela had many battles with the Nigerian authorities so this isn't too surprising. He'd been in jail for years for a stupid, trumped up charge and had his compound burned down at least once by the authorities. Years ago, a Nigerian told me 'the only reason that he's still around is because his mother is so respected!' Of
> court on Wednesday razed the place where late Nigerian Afro-beat
> musician Fela Anikulapo used to play his music.
> About 50 policemen and some armed men were around to monitor the
> demolition which lasted a few hours, the independent newspaper P.M.
> News reported here.
> It said the action followed the expiration of an injunction by
> the court for the family of the late musician to vacate the place.
> The "shrine" used to serve as a hall for Fela's many admirers
> before he died of AIDS last year.
> The property situated in the heart of Ikeja, southwest Lagos,
> had been a subject of litigation before Fela died.
course you know that the govt there is extremely corrupt (even more so than the States).
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