Sunday, April 20, 2014

Former Trybesmen rapper, KB, detained 14 hours by police

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The rapper quickly alerted friends and followers of his arrest on Twitter.

Popular rapper-show host, Kunle ‘Kaboom’ Bello, is still recovering from the treatment meted out to him by police officers on Friday, after he was picked up at about 11 p.m. around his Yaba, Lagos home while chilling with friends.

According to the artiste, after he was whisked into a Black Maria, he was taken to the Sabo Police Station and later transferred to the Lagos Task Force division, Alausa, Ikeja, hours later.

Thanks to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Bello who spent the night in detention, alerted friends and fans about his arrest and transfer in a series of tweets in real time.

The first post read, “So I’ve just been carried with about 5 of my people by the Nigerian Police Force. We dey inside Black Maria and they’ve said nothing.”

Another read, “This Is Nigeria! There you are minding your own business and the people meant to protect your life and property will come to arrest you forcefully.

“If The Governor Of a State With The “Chief Security Officer” Title Does Not Command The Police, Who Does?” singer-producer, Da Suspect, tweeted.

The tweets gave rise to multiple reactions from colleagues, friends and followers, all condemning the Police and worried for his safety.

When his friends finally located where he had been taken to, they were denied access to rapper. According to reports, they were asked by two Police officers, Rotimi Idowu and Ologun Theophilus, to pay a bribe just to help locate and grant access to the rapper.

Bello, who was locked up in a makeshift cell, was eventually sighted hours later, screened and upon producing proper identification released.

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