Popular Nigerian dancer, Poco Lee has been involved in an altercation with men of the Nigeria Police Force.
The hype man was driving his Mercedes Benz at night when a group of police officers stopped him in Lagos state and caused a scene.
A video making the rounds online shows when Poco Lee was trying to reason with the armed security agents who did not seem to be listening to him.
The incident happened reported happened over a day ago and the celebrity hype man seemed to have been driving with some friends.
Though it is not clear what led to the encounter, but a part of the clip should the officers man-handling Poco Lee as he was about to go back to his car and his friends came to his defence.
Watch the video below:
See how some netizens reacted…
da_vawulence; I no fit come naija because of police
samuel_esop; Nigerian police have started again
j_euro01; Anytime I plan to come back home I always think again.
hardeybiteondmix; Naso dem enter Buju too self
In related news, a Nigerian man identified as Ibrahim Kazeem, has narrated how police officers allegedly harrassed and extorted his friend, who works remotely.
He said his friend just moved to a new place in Ilorin, Kwara state, but because he always stays indoors to do some work, it raised suspicion.
Neighbours apparently reported the man to police, who then stormed his house to question him for always being inside.
He explained that he was a remote worker, but they did not believe there was any concept like ‘working from home’
According to Kazeem who narrated the incident on Twitter, his friend’s phone was seized to prevent him from further contacting his lawyer for help.
He wrote; ‘‘My friend moved to his house in the outskirts of Ilọrin 3 months ago. Police went to his home this morning that he was reported to be staying indoors 2much.
He told dem he’s a remote worker but they said there’s nothing remote about working. They took his phone so he won’t be able to follow up with his lawyer after reaching him.
They left him this night after harassing and extorting him. Even in your house, you can sit down and injure your neck(read in yoruba). A new low for the men in Aṣọ opo. Sigh.”
A tweep @khanofkhans11_ commented; Someone reported him smh
Kazeem @peng_writer replied; ”Walahi. New area o. I guess because he is the only one with light. 😀He run solar to his own home since there’s no electricity in that area yet.”
Other social media users shared similar experiences while some gave suggestions on how to prevent a reoccurrence.