Nollywood actress, Michelle Dede, took to her Instagram page to recount how she was assaulted by policemen at Adebimpe Drive in Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos, who according to her constantly harass women in cars for money.
According to Michelle Dede, she was on her way home from a night vigil when she encountered the Police officers who wanted to search her handbag, specifically her wallet. The actress disclosed she was pushed aggressively by the policeman who kept shouting ‘get out, you dey mad’.
Here’s what she wrote;
This is coming few months after the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, ordered the dismissal of the officer that attacked Tinsel actress April Jojo Muse. This came after a video surfaced online, showing a police officer attacking Ms. Muse, breaking her vehicles windscreen and using tear gas on her.
Lagos state police spokesperson, Sp. Chike Oti, told journalists that;
“The state police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, after seeing the disturbing video, ordered the arrest of the erring officer.”
After investigation, the officer was found guilty and has been dismissed from the force. Oti added that the officer will be arraigned in court.
“The officer in question that is attached to the Atiwe police station has been arrested and after a summary trial, has been dismissed from the force. He will be arraigned in court today (Wednesday). Be rest assured that justice must be done,” he said.
Nigerian rapper, Rugged Man who also confirmed the report, shared a video of Lagos state police commissioner reacting to the incident and wrote;
“At the sit down with the police and concerned youths this morning, I got loads of tags on the Video of an officer assaulting actress April Muse.
I immediately told and showed @opetodolapo who was seated beside me and she swung into action. When it was my turn to speak, it was one of the things i spoke about and @aleeygiwa and oga Moshood were shocked and all got on their phones to see the video.
Just an hour after, the Lagos Force PRO of @policenglagos @chikeotigodwin just announced that the officer from Ajiwe police station that assaulted actress April Muse has been arrested.
That April is at the station as we speak.
We all need to do our best to keep exposing such officers wether sars or not.
We all need to play our part in this matter to #ENDSARSBRUTALITY #endpolicebrutality #MakePoliceourfriend”