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Nigerian recounts how SARS men stopped him three times due to his dressing

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Nigerian man, Lanre Adewale recounts how he was stopped by SARs officials thrice and once by Police officials. It is no longer news that properly dressed individual are usually harassed by SARS officials in Lagos.
He narrated how he was questioned like he was in for a one-on-one interview.

Read what his piece below.

I was stopped 3 different times today alone by 2 different sets of SARS officials and one set of police offical. The following conversations took place:

SARS official 1 at challenge bus stop Ibadan: Young man, may I know you?
Me: I’m Lanre Adewale (I was standing with my fiancee, WP Olaoluwa and his friend)
SARS official: where do you work?
Me: I work for myself
SARS official: What do you do?
Me: I’m an entreprenuer
SARS official: (turning to WP Olaoluwa) what do you do?
WP Olaoluwa: I’m a student
SARS official:(after so many conversation back and forth and our savage responses) Give us money for fuel.
We Joking declind and they left.

SARS official 2 (at Cocoa house dugbe), walks to me and brought out his ID: I’m a police officer and my boss wants to see you
Me: Okay (WP Olaoluwa and his friend have left by that time, it’s just me and my fiancee)
SARS official boss (sitting in a car): May we know you?
Me: (Seems like that phrase is a common phrase within the police sect) I”m Lanre Adewale
SARS official boss: what do you do and where do you you live?
Me: Why do you ask?
SARS official: I suspect you and I deserve to ask you some questions
Me: (angrily raising my voice like) WTF! do you mean?
SARS official boss: threatening to take me to station and delay me
Me: What I look like someone who doesn’t know his right? Tell me on what charge you are taking me to station and what I’m going there to do.
Passersby quickly started starring at the guy ranting with SARS officials.
They soon realize I’m seriously disgracing them with my savage responses and serious anger on my face.
They drove off in anger!

Police official : (On my way home from Cocoa house) stops my bike and guess what, their usual language……may we know you?
Me: Why would you like to know me?
Police official: I just want to know you and what you do
Me: I’m Lanre Adewale and I’m an entrepreneur
Police official: At where?
Me: (teasing them…what do you mean at where?)
Police: Where do you work?
Me I work for myself and my website is my company
Police: Where is you ID?
Me: I don’t have one
Police: how then do we believe what you’re doing then?
Me: Does the fact that I have no ID make me a thief of a jobless person?
Police: (After so much savage responses back and forth as usual) but you talked to me rudely
Me: I’m sorry if I did (walking away)

Bottom line: Be confident whenever those bastards approach you! they can sense fear in you when they are talking to you and they always capitalize on that to extort money from you. Build confidence and you will be unstoppable!

Some said my dressing attracted them to keep stopping me like that BTW. I wonder if it is now a crime to dress in a certain manner in this country now.

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Video – Nollywood Actor, Aremu Afolayan shares his experience at Murtala Mohammed airport with officials asking for money

Nigerians are sharing this video of Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, venting about his experience with officials at the Murtala Mohammed airport.

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan in a video making rounds on the social media shares his sad experience at popular Murtala Mohammed Airport.

He vented about his image-tainting experience with officials who asked him for money. He claimed the officials said he can’t enter the airport due to security reasons until he gives them cash.

It’s not a new case in Nigeria. Some Nigerian police has brought shame to the force by collecting tips on highways. Aremu said he has never seen a country as useless as this country.

 

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#Bet9jaNYSCcup – All the photos from Bet9ja NYSC CUP

This football event tagged ‘bet9ja nysc cup’ is an initiative that is meant to empower and further contribute to the development of of the community.

The event is also graced by various performance by the corpers

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We gathered up photos from the football game competition amongst NYSC members at Ogun State orientation camp, Sagamu sponsored by Bet9ja.

The pictures where cuddled from Twitter.

According to a Twitter user,  This football event tagged ‘bet9ja nysc cup’ is an initiative that is meant to empower and further contribute to the development of of the community. The event is also graced by various performance by the corpers.

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Job aspirant loses job opportunity for having two expensive phones

According to the user @okekecc who shared the story, the phones were worth over 200,000 naira each.

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A story making rounds on social media tells of a job seeker who lost his chance of employment because he owns two expensive phones.

It doesn’t end there.

According to the user @okekecc who shared the story, the phones were worth over 200,000 naira each.

Obviously, It’s not a crime to own two phones worth 200,000 naira each and still be a job seeker. That would not deny you the opportunity of landing a nice job.

@Okekecc who shared the story said that the candidate’s latest academic/professional certificate was 4 years ago.

This coerced the lead interviewer to speculate that the candidate couldn’t add value to himself, therefore denying the candidate of the opportunity.

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In most profession, certain certificates must be renew by undertaking examinations, so as to maintain relevance of the certificate and It’s holder. The basic certificate in Nigeria which is the O’ Level certificate needs no renewal as well as the first degree. However it is required in most job field suchs as Computer Networking that holders of Cisco recognized certificate renew their latest certification on intervals.

According to source.

Someone recently didn’t get a job cos he was in possession of two phones worth over 200k but his last academic/professional certification was 4 years ago.
Lead interviewer simply said “If he can’t add value to himself, I don’t see him adding value to this firm”

Real life story.

 

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