PAUL OKOYE ADVISES NIGERIANS TO RECORD THEIR ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE, SHARES HOW HE RESCUED EUROPEAN-BASED FOOTBALLER
The general profiling of young men as Yahoo boys and criminals by the Nigerian police is gradually getting out of hand. Sadly, both celebrities and the common man has been a victim of this inhumane treatment.
Just recently, singer Paul Okoye, popularly known as Rudeboy, shared how he rescued European-based, Nigerian footballer, Olayinka Peter Oladeji.
According to Paul, the young man was accosted by some policemen in Lekki because he was with photocopies of his papers. The singer explained that they were already referring to the footballer as a criminal.
Thankfully, when he stepped him, they let Olayinka go. Following the incidence, Paul is advising Nigerians youths to always make a video of their encounter with the police. He noted that it would save their lives.
Read his story below:
Few month ago, I posted “some Nigerians police are illiterate” because I witnessed how they treated a young man with short dreads @ lekki phase1 entrance gate. They were harassing and calling him all sort of names… criminal, yahoo boy and all, when I asked what is happening here?
The young man tried to explain to me that they said his car documents were photocopy. They want to take him to the station, that he should send someone to bring the original to the station. One of the police was inside the guy’s car already screaming “my friend come and move this car!! You are a criminal!”
I told the police to stop calling him a criminal, the young man said he’s not a criminal, that he’s a footballer, and the police man said that’s what all you criminals and yahoo boys say… if it’s not footballer, its musician and all
So I got pissed, brought out my phone and started making a video, the police were uncomfortable, that’s was how they decided to let him go … later that night this young man sent me a Dm and thanked me … but then his Instagram page was verified….
To cut the long story short….. Yesterday I saw this same young man playing against Barcelona in champion’s league. Barcelona vs slavia Prague. azin ehh!!, I was like this guy looks familiar, had to type his name on I.g @olayinka_peter …. I was very proud of what I did that night,… then I screamed again …. God punish some illiterate Nigerian police.
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