Nigerian dancer and hype man, Poco Lee has reportedly secured the release of a group of young men who were arrested by men of the Lagos state police.
A video shared by one of the boys showed when Poco Lee intervened as the officers were about to whisk them to the station on Wednesday night.
The celebrity dancer was said to have been driving by when he saw the police men arresting the youths and he decided to alight to find out what was happening.
It was gathered that the incident happened in Lagos Island and the policemen were attached to the Island division.
Poco could be seen pleading with the policemen to release the boys who were excited that he came to their aid.
He then asked them to get into the car so they can be taken home. Also, the young men hailed Poco Lee for his timely intervention.
Watch the clip below:
In other news, the Nigeria Police Force have dismissed Opeyemi Kadiri, a police corporal, who was captured in a recent viral video assaulting a young man in Lagos State.
In the footage, the armed officer was having an exchange with the victim who challenged him for forcefully searching his phone.
A statement released by Force Spokesperson, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Friday, said Opeyemi was dismissed after an orderly room trial at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The statement said: “The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.
The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, to that effect.
He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022. The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws.”