Explainer: Here’s Why The Nigerian Police Arrested Ice Prince

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On September 2nd, the Lagos State Police Command arrested Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Ice Prince for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

What happened?

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.

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.

What’s next?

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.





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