- A Nigerian man who works as a police officer in the U.S. has spoken out about his experience in Nigeria
- Identified as Olu, he recently came for the holidays and revealed that he has been stopped on several occasions by the police in Lagos
- Olu stated that he was profiled as a criminal due to the fact that he wears braids
The level of police brutality against innocent citizens remains a fundamental issue in the country. Several cases of people being arrested due to their looks or the cars they drive have caused outrage on social media.
A Nigerian man identified as Olu who works as a police officer in Washington DC in the U.S. recently came down to Nigeria for the holiday. However, Olu revealed on Twitter that within his 4 days in Nigeria, he has been profiled as a criminal by the Nigerian police due to the fact that he wears his hair in braids.
He wrote: "4 days in Nigeria & I have already been profiled as a criminal by the Nigeria police force. They profile people based on looks. Male with dreads, braids and so on. I work for the Washington DC as a police officer and I have braids. Enough of the profiling! @TunjiDisu1 @aleeygiwa"
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"Riding back to my hotel on Toyin street, Allen, Ikeja, with Taxify, and the police had stopped me twice on the same road, ordered me to step out of the vehicle asking what I do for a living. My police credentials saved me from being a victim @aleeygiwa @TunjiDisu1 @PoliceNG"
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The post which has since gone viral garnered several reactions from many social media users. While some advised him to cover his braids for the duration of his stay in Nigeria, others lamented over the abuse of power by the police.
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Meanwhile, in light of the prevalence of internet fraud, police PRO, Dolapo Badmos, has once again taken to social media to share some useful piece of advice to help innocent people from getting implicated in fraudulent activities.
Badmos via her Twitter account warned people against letting others use their bank account for transactions. According to her post, someone was recently arrested after a fraudulent transaction was carried out using his account.
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