Yemi Alade tackles police for harassing dancer

Yemi Alade tackles police for harassing dancerFamous Nigerian entertainer and afro-pop musician Yemi Alade has condemned the police for harassing her dancer, Tomisin.

Expressing her grievance, Yemi said it was only in Nigeria that uniformed men who should protect lives would rather harass and intimidate the innocent.

The singer, on Monday, shared the news on her Instagram page, saying: “Yesterday, my dancer, Tomisin, was harassed for dancing on the street by policemen who were not in uniform. What was his crime, dancing? It’s only in Nigeria that uniformed men will rather prey on the innocent and protect the guilty.”

Speaking further, she said although the dancer was later released from detention, his phone was seized, with instruction from the police to report the next day to see the area commander.

“Thankfully, he was released yesterday, but they have seized his phone. Why? They said he has to come and see their area commander the next day! Why such abuse of power? Making videos and taking pictures is not a crime in all civilised countries around the world.”

Reacting to the incident, which has since gone viral, veteran Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw advised the singer to ensure she gets justice for her dancer.

“Yemi, you have to follow this to the end! This is just too much! For dancing on the street? Why seize his phone”, she questioned.

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