24 hours after the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos (Sunday, October 25, 2020), he has trended for several names on Twitter.
Nigerians have called him names like:
- Holmes Fashola,
- Fash Holmes,
- CIA Fash.
- The latest is Forensic Fash.
One of Twitter users Kritz said, “Fashola should help obaseki find him missing prisoners . CIA Fashola”
Godwin Obaseki is the governor of Edo State, where close to 2,000 prisoners a few days ago escaped during a jailbreak at two prisons in Benin City, Edo State capital.
Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State had led a Federal Government delegation to commiserate with the Lagos State government over the loss of lives at Lekki Toll Gates and destruction of properties in the violence that rocked the state during #EndSars protests
Lekki Toll Gate was the epicentre of the violence where officials suspected to be agents of the Lagos State removed CCTV cameras and a few minutes after soldiers opened fire on #EndSars protesters, killing several people.
Nigerians say the CCTV camera was removed so as to cover up the planned atrocities. Several people said there was no recording of the sad incident.
Surprisingly, Fashola who visited the Lekki Toll Gate miraculous discovered the camera during an on the spot assessment, claiming:
“It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe.”
That statement earned him ForensicFash and Nigerian graphic designers have come up with different memes to mock the federal minister.
#ForensicFash trends on Twitter
On Monday, October 26, 2020 evening (21:50) #ForensicFash was on top of Twitter trend for several hours.
See some of the comments below:
Emperor Pheel: “Nothing to see here. Just Minister Fashola aka Sherlock Holmes aka #ForensicFash carrying out his investigation at the Lekki Toll gate
Another user tweeted, “#ForensicFash should be the lead investigator in the retrieving of covid 19 palliatives case by the masses, Baba go solve the matter in 2 seconds
“Oga as you go on exploring your new abilities, no forget the power sector oo, because this your spin off film has only one episode.”
Another user who called for the resignation of President Buhari tweeted, “While UK lawmakers are concluding their findings on #LekkitollgateMassacre , #ForensicFash is parambulating the scene of the crime,6 days after, looking for dead ants and crickets. Fashola must stop making a big fool of himself and molesting our intelligence.”@Sambo1241
To @Dhankness, it’s time for the government to get serious, “The government really needs to stop making themselves look like a bigger fool on a daily. They should just stop it.”