Police harass BBNaija’s Hermes over his appearance (Video)

Big Brother Naija 2022 star, Hermes Iyele has said that being a celebrity does not preclude him from being harassed by the Nigeria police.

He shared a video online which showed his team and car being searched by police officers that stopped them on the road.

According to Hermes, they were on their way to a brand engagement when the officers profiled them due to their appearance and flagged down the car at a checkpoint.

He was with two other young men in the car, one of which was his manager who has dreadlocks.

Interestingly, Hermes took the incident lightly as he made the video a playful one in a bid to douse the tension.

Watch the clip below:

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force 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.”

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