Actress Laide Bakare calls out Nigeria police over alleged brutality

Laide Bakare


Famous Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare has taken to the internet to call out the Nigeria police.

Laide in a now viral post on her Instagram page on Sunday, accused the police of brutality.

The actress explained that the incident happened on Saturday along the Ikorodu Expressway.

“For the first time, I experienced the brutal way Nigerians are being treated along that axis”. She wrote on her Istagram story.

“I cannot imagine how someone with a brain and sanity will drive someone’s car away with a minor in it.

“A lot is happening in this country that needs to be attended to. My daughter was left terrified because of the incident.

The actress added that the police targeted only big cars and vulnerable people to exploit and rob. Just because they needed our ATM card to take out N70,000, she alleged.

Lagos State police command reacted to the allegation in post on X, the spokesperson for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin stated that Bakare was stopped for violating traffic laws but chose to create a scene.

“You were stopped for contravening traffic laws by driving on the BRT lane.”

“You chose to create a scene. You chose to remain out of your vehicle when it was being taken to the LAMATA office.”

“And the officers were not going to succumb to your gimmick to hold them down at that spot.”

“You paid the N70,000 fine for your offence into the government coffers. Not a finger was laid on you. You left with the receipt and your vehicle”.

Laide Bakare was born on 7 October 1980, she is 43 years old. She has three children, two boys and a girl her husband is Alhaji Mutairu Atanda Orilowo, he is a Businesswoman and Politician.





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