Big Brother alum, Bambam, has spoken out against the Nigerian police whom she claims slapped her brother and even almost had him shot.
Bambam, real name, Bamike Olawunmi, took to her Twitter to complain about the behaviour of policemen whom she said almost shot her brother in Ibadan.
She tweeted: “My brother earlier today got harrassed and slapped by the
@PoliceNG along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. After being accused for being an armed robber. #wtf
he was with my driver and his friend heading to IITA in ibadan! They even threatend to shoot! This must freakn stop!”
My brother earlier today got harrassed and slapped by the @PoliceNG along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. After being accused for being an armed robber. #wtf ??? he was with my driver and his friend heading to IITA in ibadan! They even threatend to shoot! This must freakn stop!
— Bambam? (@bammybestowed) June 17, 2019
The issue of police brutality has always been a sore one for Nigerians as the death of Kolade Johnson is still really fresh in the minds of Nigerians.
It was clear from the comments that there were many people upset with this alleged act of carelessness by the Nigerian police.
Many showed concern to Bambam and asked about the wellbeing of her brother, while other condemned the actions of the police.
One commenter said: “Oh my goodness, hope he’s alright, pls locate d police station, if ur brother could remember d faces of dose police officers n d service nob written on dere uniform, den you can report Dem to d human right commission for infringing on dere fundamental human right, B4 other steps!”
Another advised her to speak out against police brutality like Segalink and Ruggedman have, “I hope he’s safe now. It’s saddening hw the people we trusted with our safety has turned against us. Bam, to help stop this, lend a voice just like
@segalink @RuggedyBaba and others. It’ll end one day. Right now, it is a collective responsibility to speak out for young Nigerians”
We’re glad that Bambam and her brother are fine and we hope that something comprehensive is done about the escalating tensions between Nigerians and the police force that is meant to protect us.