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Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Magichand: 10:01am On Jan 11
Yinka Badmus, a 24-year-old photojournalist with Talk Village International, has been arrested and remanded in Ikoyi Prison, over his dreadlocks, which some policemen felt made him look like a cultist.

Badmus, who had just bagged a scholarship, was arrested for committing no crime by policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command Anti-Cultism Unit.

His boss, Stephen Oguntoyinbo, said he received disturbing phone calls from prison warders, urging him to ensure Badmus, who is now critically ill, was granted bail and taken to hospital to ensure he did not die.

He explained that Badmus was arrested on December 31, 2018, while eating noodles at Pedro Bus Stop, Gbagada, where he lives. It was learnt that after he was detained, the policemen refused to allow him to contact anyone.

While he was in detention, trying to convince the policemen that he was not a cultist, friends and family had become frantic with worry, searching for him. Badmus’ whereabouts was eventually known after a detainee, who was granted bail, contacted one of Badmus’ relatives.

He had already spent three days in police detention, contravening the stipulated instruction that every suspect must be charged within 24 hours. Oguntoyinbo said: “After days in detention, Yinka was able to send a message to a close relative on January 3.

He was found at the station. The information given by the police was that he was arrested because of his hairstyle. I was asked to come to Gbagada Police Station on January 4, to bail him and see the officer in charge of his case.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, confirmed Badmus’ arrest. “Badmus was arrested along with others for unlawful gathering. They were arrested with a bag of Indian hemp,” he said.

See more: https://zenithnaija.com/journalist-arrested-and-remanded-in-ikoyi-prison-for-wearing-dreadlock/

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by leospruce(m): 12:55pm On Jan 11
Hmmm

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by 1megastar(m): 12:55pm On Jan 11
choi ftc
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Oyindidi(f): 12:55pm On Jan 11
Welcome to Nigeria!

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by HavocGirlMile99(f): 12:55pm On Jan 11
tongue
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Peculariconcept(m): 12:55pm On Jan 11
Hmmmmmmmm!
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by HavocGirlMile99(f): 12:55pm On Jan 11
1megastar:
choi ftc



Eyaaa
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by leospruce(m): 12:56pm On Jan 11
Hmmm first to comment for the first t8me
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by inoki247: 12:56pm On Jan 11
So in our constitutions now Dreadlock is forbidden

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Houseofglam7(f): 12:56pm On Jan 11
WTF
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by enemyofprogress: 12:56pm On Jan 11
Useless country


Nigeria's problem is Bigger than
One president, let try 2 presidents.. Atiku for morning duty and buhari for night duty

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by IMASTEX: 12:56pm On Jan 11
Hmm

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by SanusiGworo: 12:56pm On Jan 11
He voted for Buhari abi?
Freedom ended when Jonathan lost the election.
All hail the tyrany that will be unleashed if Buhari wins next month.

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by mytime24(f): 12:56pm On Jan 11
Zoo

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by leospruce(m): 12:56pm On Jan 11
1megastar:
choi ftc
who dash you

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by ItuExchange(m): 12:57pm On Jan 11
It's not because of only dreadlocks? There are other reasons behind that.



Perfect Money/Payeer/Epay/Neteller/Skrill: ItuGlobal

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by kennosklint(m): 12:57pm On Jan 11
Naija my country
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by AllenSpencer: 12:57pm On Jan 11
The most incompetent institution in Nigeria is the Nigerian police

The most corrupt is the Nigerian Judiciary

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Nobody: 12:57pm On Jan 11
Nigeria is the most lawless place in the world

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by omocalabar(m): 12:57pm On Jan 11
and one useless minister ask Nigerians leaving abroad to come back to shithole

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by legba1(m): 12:58pm On Jan 11
Imagine.....naija police don come again oooo
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by tbibuzz(m): 12:58pm On Jan 11
Criminals in uniforms
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Leonbonapart(m): 12:58pm On Jan 11
He was looking like a mad man with his unkempt locks. So they have to take him out of the street. They should shave the stupid dread before they release him
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by LZAA: 12:59pm On Jan 11
NPF sha
Chasing shadows instead of combating serious crimes
How can someone's personal apperance be an issue ffs?
Smh

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Babiboy: 12:59pm On Jan 11
cheesy
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by sacx: 1:00pm On Jan 11
Nigeria police and rubbish intelligence. My young cousin travelled home to Akwa ibom during the yuletide carrying afro-punk hair style. He was arrested on suspicion of being a yahoo boy. I was like WTF shocked

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by SoftP(m): 1:01pm On Jan 11
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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by frugal(m): 1:01pm On Jan 11
"Unlawful gathering" grin
Naija which way?

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Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by Hidee7529: 1:01pm On Jan 11
hnmmmmm , naija my country
Re: Yinka Badmus Arrested For Wearing Dreadlocks by bamirotola: 1:01pm On Jan 11
Police are kidnappers

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