On September 2nd, the Lagos State Police Command arrested Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Ice Prince for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
This morning, superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin shared a post from his official Twitter account with a picture of Ice Prince in handcuffs, stating that the rapper has been detained and will be arraigned for assaulting and obstructing a police officer while on duty.
In the tweet, he claimed Ice Prince was pulled over by a police officer for driving without a license plate early this morning. He alleged that the rapper complied with the police officer before proceeding to capture, assault, and threaten to throw the police officer in the river. As a result, the rapper was arrested and charged.
At 3am today, @Iceprincezamani was stopped for driving without license plates. He agreed to be taken to the station. He, thereafter, abducted the police officer in his car, assaulted him and threatened to throw him in the river. He has been arrested and would be arraigned today. pic.twitter.com/jLazuYOUal
— SP Benjamin Hundeyin (@BenHundeyin) September 2, 2022
Ice Prince is the latest artiste to be involved with the Nigerian police. A few weeks ago, a video of BNXN fka Buju in an altercation with the Nigerian police surfaced on Twitter.
Ice Prince is currently trending on Twitter and no official statement confirming or debunking the story has been released from his official account or a close credible source. However, Nigerians have shared their opinions or experience with the Nigerian police on social media platforms.
Lmaoo… believe these people at your own peril https://t.co/UUrabcEARk
— .54 (@sodiqcarter_) September 2, 2022
Your story isn’t adding up. I’ve never met a police officer alone at a checkpoint. They’re usually 3 and above. What was the police doing in his car or how did iceprince alone manage to drag him into his car? I can bet on my life they tried to extort him and he refused and you
— Hey M (@Lorde_Em) September 2, 2022
I think its funny how police have all these laws backing them to do their job but don't have laws against their officers that attack or assault civilians, Social media be exposing them and a lot of them don't give F, some are ready to shoot on sight, it's just funny to me 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/JlzSiHOHW4
— 🧞♂️I AM (@GinjarTV) September 2, 2022