Controversial founder of Free Nation movement, Daddy Freeze and Nollywood actress and showbiz, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde have attacked the Lagos State Police Command over comment that tattoo and dreadlocks are strange to Nigeria’s culture.
Lagos Police Command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, had in an interview with BBC Pidgin, said that tattoos and dreadlockswere strange to Nigeria’s culture and that it was part of the reason why most people who rocked them were being harassed by law enforcement agents.
Bala, who condemned the recent killing of a football fan, Kolade Johnson in the state, said police officers usually harass any youth wearing dreadlocks or having a tattoo on them because most of the cultists who had been arrested wear dreadlocks or had tattoos on them, adding that the police had overtime seen a connection between cultism and those who rocked dreadlocks and had tattoos on their body
Reacting to this development, Freeze, on his Instagram page, said Elkana’s statement reeked prejudice and stereotyping.
Also, Jalade-Ekeinde, reacted to Freeze’s post, said the police needed to undergo mental evaluation, saying that they needed to be exposed, retrained and re-educated.