Lola Oj, a British born Nigerian beauty entrepreneur, has joined the growing list of Nigerian celebrities who have been harassed by Nigerian Police officers.
According to Lola OJ who shared her harassment story on her Insta-story, she was mortified with the way she was treated by the Police officers, who also bundled her Taxify driver to their station.
The beauty entrepreneur disclosed that the Taxify driver was accused of driving ‘one way’, while all he did was ask questions because he was lost on his location. Read her story below;
Lola Oj’s story is coming after Dolapo Badmus, Nigeria’s Police Zonal PRO opened up on the alarming number of SARS brutalization reports and the outcry against SARS which she said is over-hyped on social media.
In the interview with Vanguard, Dolapo Badmus said most people talk about SARS on social media to gain relevance, and most celebrities are within this circle.
“We are aware that bad news sales faster than good news. People have been feigning SARS attack on the social media. .
I am a Zonal Public Relations Officer of the Force and I have noticed that people deforms information even when there is no confrontation at all. Most people somehow, do this to seek relevance on the social media. .
Even some celebrities are doing it. The issue has spiraled to the other members of the Police Force: when a normal Policeman did anything uncalled for, they tag it SARS. .
This kind of act is sending a negative picture to the international community about Nigerian Police. We don’t have any other country other than Nigeria, and whatever we do reflects on us a people. .
The negative effects rub off on us too as Policemen. When we are outside the country, they see us as corrupt officers due to social media postings. I have spoken to stakeholders in this #Endsars# campaign group, advising them that there are ways and manners the goal can be achieved without using social media platform to escalate the issue. .
SARS integrity has been projected in a negative form abroad, and even some people are afraid to visit home with the insinuation that SARS will attack them” she said.