Public figures that smoke are misleading people – Cynthia Morgan

Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan, has averred that any personality or celebrity that publicly smokes illegal substances is misleading the people.

Cynthia insinuated this when she corrected US-based Nigerian professor, Uju Anya for posting a picture of herself smoking.

Uju had taken to her Twitter page, uploaded an image of herself standing by a balcony and smoking a stick of cigarette.

The academician captioned the post; “Minister of Enjoyment.”

In reaction, Morgan who now goes by Madrina, chided her and said smoking cannot be seen as a form of enjoyment.

A tweep slammed the singer and told her to mind her business, but she said that Uju was misleading people so it was of concern to her.

Read the exchange below:

In other news, a clergyman and ten members of the United Evangelical Church (UEC), New Layout, Lokoja, Kogi State, narrowly escaped being abducted by gunmen in Ajaokuta.

The failed abduction occurred on the Ajaokuta-Itobe road at the weekend while returning to Lokoja from a wedding in Dekina LGA.

A source said that the bus conveying the church members came under gunfire at about 3 pm.

The source said it was a miracle that the kidnappers were not able to kidnap any of them.

“It was by the help of God that they were miraculously saved from the kidnappers.

“They fired several gunshots on the direction of the driver, but miraculously, God did not allow any of the bullets to hit him.”

The source explained that some of the travellers received gunshot injuries, adding that they were treated in a hospital in Lokoja and discharged.

Kogi state’s police spokesperson, SP William Aya, confirmed the incident, saying that it was an attempted kidnapping that was nipped in the bud shortly after men of the command got wind of it.

Aya said police officers and soldiers swung into action after receiving report. He explained that the security agents engaged the hoodlums, which forced them to escape, and all the passengers were rescued.