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My problem with Nigerian Police – Ruggedman

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Michael Stephens, higher generally known as Ruggedman on Sunday defined why he’s at all times at loggerhead with operatives of the Nigerian Police.

That is simply because the rapper-turned-activist advised Sunday Scoop in an Interview that his robust place on sure controversial points has uncovered him to hazard in current instances.

Considered one of such risks, in response to him, was occasional confrontations with policemen who he inevitably meets throughout protests on human rights violations.

The Abia State-born musician said the worst expertise he had was when he acquired attacked in a London restaurant.

He remarked that the incident made him to be extra safety aware.

“The worst that has ever occurred to me since I began activism was once I was attacked at a restaurant in London in 2019. Except for that, I’ve not had any altercation with anybody, not even the police. I didn’t go after them as a result of I couldn’t see their faces. Their faces had been lined with the hoods they wore and even the CCTV on the restaurant couldn’t ‘decide’ their faces. I imagine they had been a bunch of misguided youths.

“I don’t crawl at night time, particularly after 12 am, as a result of I might not wish to be accosted by any policeman that I may need known as out previously for extorting Nigerians. As a type of revenge, he may attempt to parade me half-naked as a type of revenge.

“I’ve actually been making an attempt to reside a traditional life, regardless that everyone knows that life in Nigeria shouldn’t be regular. No one funds me for preventing for justice. I do all the things from my pocket. If the Police do nicely, I’ll have fun them and if it’s the different approach, I’ll communicate out in opposition to them,” he mentioned.

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