Nigerian Singer Paul Okoye has shared an inspiring story of how he saved a young Nigerian man from police harassment a few months ago, only to see him on TV playing against Barcelona in the champions league.
According to the singer, he met with the young footballer when he was being harassed by some policemen in Lagos of being a fraudster. He intervened by threatening the policemen to make a video of them trying to arrest an innocent citizen.
However, when he was watching the Barcelona versus Prague match yesterday, being Tuesday 5th November 2019, he saw the young man playing in the match and applauded himself for helping him.
Here is what he wrote;
Few months 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 where 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 guys 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 policeman said that what all you criminals and yahoo boys say… if it’s not footballer, it’s 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 champions 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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