Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe was allegedly arrested by heavily armed policemen in Osogbo, Osun State. The arrest is said to have taken place on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Punch, some eyewitnesses said that the policemen fired their gun three times into the air before whisking the actress to an unknown place.
It was not clear why the police team arrested her, but it is said that the policemen were on a stop-and-search patrol when they saw a police cap on the dashboard of Mercy’s car. Another eyewitness says the police team was in search of ‘yahoo boys’ (fraudsters) and the look of a young man, who drove the actress also attracted their attention.
The altercation between her and the policemen attracted a crowd with some wanting to beat them up. The policemen called for reinforcement to prevent the crowd from attacking.
Here’s an eyewitness’ account:
“When the policemen got to the junction, they went to the parked car and ordered the driver to roll down the window of the car because it was tinted and they could not identify those in the car.
“Immediately the driver rolled down his window Mercy Aigbe rushed out of the car to confront the policemen. They eventually took her and the boy who drove away.”
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mr. Ajibade Egbedele, when contacted on the telephone said he had no information on the arrest. “There is no information on my table. I will find out and call you back.”