Nigerian man arrested by anti-cultism police unit in Lagos for his hair colour narrates his ordeal

Nigerian man arrested by anti-cultism police unit in Lagos for his hair colour narrates his ordeal

A internet user has taken to social media to recount his ugly experience with some officers of the anti-cultism police unit in Gbagada, Lagos.

The Nigerian man identified as @haywenzo took to popular micro-blogging platform Twitter, with a series of tweets in which he narrated his experience with some men of the police force.

According to him, he was picked up by the police officers in Gbagada around 5pm on Thursday, March 28, and was not released until around 11pm on the same day, for no tangible reason other than his hair color.

He disclosed further that was slapped by the policemen after he initially refused to follow them to the station, adding that the officers of the law randomly picked up other people and beat them up.

@haywenzo in his tweets made claims that the police officers had particularly beaten up a boy with no mercy and shoved off his aged mother when she tried to intervene. The young man who would not stop resisting the assault was afterwards sprayed with tear gas.

See his tweets below:

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Concluding the recount of his unfortunate experience, the Twitter user revealed that when a friend he had contacted to come and pay his bail arrived at the station, he was also detained because of his hair color.

See his tweet below:

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Hopefully, the right authorities will look into the claims made by the man and address the issue.

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