Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin has tackled reality star, Phyna after clashing with a Police officer. Recall that the Big Brother Naija ‘Level Up’ winner went live on social media after getting into a heated argument with a police officer about his filming her.
The stop and search operation carried out by a police officer escalated into a verbal altercation. The policeman clarified that it is legal for them to take pictures and recordings of the people they are tracking. Phyna expressed her displeasure, saying she had never heard of such a law. Phyna escalated the situation by questioning why there was hate for her and criticising people who were pushing the police to act against her.
In response, SP Benjamin noted that while Nigerians are calm when they record police officers, they find it difficult and perceive it as harassment when an officer does the same to them. He revealed that the reality star was disobeying the traffic law, which is why she was filmed as evidence. He also pointed out the hypocrisy and saying that Nigerians couldn’t handle what they were dishing out. In his words: “If you were in my shoes, somebody carries phone on your face, you’ll get angry. You’ll get angry! – a Nigerian 🙄 You guys can’t even take what you dish out. A police officer uses his phone to record you, not randomly, but while you’re breaking a traffic rule and you’re all worked up about it, asking which law empowers him to rightfully get evidence. You’re unusual. But law does not matter when you record police officers in the line of duty, sometimes just to agitate them and quickly scream harassment.” SEE POST: If you were in my shoes, somebody carries phone on your face, you’ll get angry. You’ll get angry! – a Nigerian 🙄 You guys can’t even take what you dish out. A police officer uses his phone to record you, not randomly, but while you’re breaking a traffic rule and you’re all… pic.twitter.com/2urRsEP58K — SP Benjamin Hundeyin (@BenHundeyin) November 7, 2023