Veteran Nigerian singer and songwriter Innocent Idibia known popularly as 2Baba (2Face) has lent his voice to the growing call of the Federal Government’s intervention over the ongoing COSON crisis.
In a letter addressed to Afam Ezekunde, Director General of the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari in the copy, 2Baba employed the authorities to take necessary actions to halt the now embarrassing public crisis that has rocked the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).
Referencing the recent arrest of contending President of the commission; Efe Omorogbe which was speculatively masterminded by embattled Chairman; Tony Okoroji, Idibia condemned the drama referring to it as disheartening. “It is quite unfortunate and disheartening that a simple call for accountability and transparency has degenerated into relentless media attack, harassment and intimidation of the group of people who made the call”.
Whilst commending their involvement so far, the singer encouraged the NCC to take immediate action by effecting a process of scrutiny and regulation of the commission’s activities under Tony Okorji’s leadership; in a bid to ensure accountability and transparency.
“Nigeria is a nation of laws that are supposed to be no respecter of persons. Our CMO is under siege and our commonwealth is threatened by Chief Tony Okoroji and his agents who for personal ends, continue to demonstrate deep contempt for regulation and the call for accountability,” He petitioned.
See screenshot of 2Baba’s petition below
Tony Okoroji was in December, reportedly legally recalled from his position as Chairman of COSON by legal members of the commission’s board who went on to install Efe Omorogbe as the new chairman.
Efe Omorogbe is long-time manager of music legend 2Baba and whether or not the singer’s intervention stems from his ties with Omorogbe remains to be seen.
In reaction to a NET TV tell-all interview with Omorogbe, members from the camp of the accused; Tony Okoroji reached out to NET with the intention of providing their account on the seemingly unending fiasco.
More details will be revealed as soon as this is possible.
Watch Efe Omorogbe’s interview below.
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