Wahala as young man driving Benz reports policemen that harassed him to his DPO mum
A young man informed his mother, a Divisional Police Officer, about his unpleasant experience after being accosted by police officers.
He was driving a Mercedes Benz when they asked him to stop and demanded his car documents as well as his drivers licence.
According to him, when he presented everything to them, they still asked him to follow them to the police station but he declined.
He said the policemen decided to remove the plate number from his Benz and he felt it was necessary to report their action to his mum.
He shared a video which showed when an officer was removing the plate number and he also posted a screenshot of his chat with his mother.
The young man narrated everything that happened to his mum and lamented about how police keeps harassing citizens.
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Similarly, 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 known as @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.
@hodzoporium; This has been happening recently with remote workers & it boils down to misconduct by police officers due to unverified intel from supposed informants (neighbors).
It’s just a sad thing that the world moved already, but our people are still locked in Stone Age.
@oloriruby; He should carry a megaphone and curse them and their children very early in the morning. Move up and down the street like 7times, blessing them with heavy Yoruba curses. He should not forget to add that if another set of police comes to disturb him,the curses multiply by 100.