Home > My Area > IN GBAGADA: Police arrest, jail journalist for having dreadlock

IN GBAGADA: Police arrest, jail journalist for having dreadlock

The Anti-Cultism unit of the Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a 24 year old photojournalist, Badmus over his dreadlocks which the operatives said made him look like a cultist.

It was gathered that the Police arrested Badmus who works with Talk Village International on New Year eve, while eating noodles, at Pedro Bus Stop, Gbagada where he resides.

According to reports, Badmus who was remanded in Ikoyi Prisons by the Police was able to send a message to his relatives on January 3, through a detainee, who was granted bail.

It was reported that the detainee contacted Badmus’ relatives explaining to them that he had already spent three days in detention, contravening the stipulated instruction that every suspect must be charged within 24 hours.

Speaking on the development, Badmus’ boss, Stephen Oguntoyibo said; “At the Ogudu Magistrate’s Court, the resident judge asked that Badmus be granted bail and a lawyer in the magistrate court was attached to us. However, the lawyer has been making unnecessary monetary demands which have kept Badmus in prison.”

Oguntoyinbo, further revealed that 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.

Reacting to the report, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, confirmed Badmus’ arrest saying; “Badmus was arrested along with others for unlawful gathering. They were arrested with a bag of indian hemp”.



InsideMainland correspondents are poised to provide first-hand information where ever the news breaks on the Lagos Mainland. For breaking news, call us on 09022222226 or email enquiry@insidemainland.com Check us on Twitter @Insidemainland