Nigerian police officer, Dolapo Opeyemi Badmus, has urged Nigerians to resist the intimidation of any law enforcement officer trying to arrest them simply because they have tattoos on their bodies or dreadlocks on their heads.
Badmus, a former spokesperson for the Lagos Police Command, said this in a tweet posted on Thursday morning, after she joined the panelists of the social media week seminar to address the topic – “Social Media Wars- Dreads, Tattoos, and Passwords’. She contributed from the angle of a law enforcement officer.
”HAVING TATTOO ON YOUR BODY OR DREADLOCKS ON YOUR HEAD DOES(Sic) NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU A CRIMINAL,”she declared.
She further urged Nigerians to resist the intimidation of any law enforcer who wants to use that as the basis to terrorise them by remaining calm, firm, courteous and insisting on not being a criminal for having tattoo or dreadlocks.