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BN TV: Keturah King talks CNN, Relationships, how she was “beaten up” at Dakar Aiport by Security Officials & More



A couple of months ago CNN African Voices presenter Keturah King shared how she was harassed and detained at the Dakar Airport after a trip to Senegal.

In this chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin’ Minds, she recounts that ordeal and how things really happened.

Watch below.


  1. Ray

    September 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

    What a terrible thing to happen to anyone. I pray she gets justice, those lawless individuals need to pay. Im happy she didnt let this break her, has such great energy .

  2. ayoola

    September 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Wow!!! Wow!!! Ebuka is about the best interviewer in Nigeria, Rubbin’ Minds is the show to watch. Cry for Justice

  3. ray

    September 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Keturah why did you slap the police man? Do you think because you are CNN Anchor you can behave anyhow?

    • artklub

      September 13, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      when did she say that she slapped the policeman? according to her account she was just receiving blows out of nowhere…

    • Ebele

      September 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      You obviously did’t listen to her interview. You are probably one of these cowards who beat up women

  4. Yonsour

    September 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Don’t give our Senegal bad name, you deserve whatever you got, you are rude and full of yourself

    • emeka ugo

      September 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Oh please your senegal deserves every bad name. don’t come here and type rubbish.

    • artklub

      September 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      yonsour, there is no justifying beating and attacking a woman under any circumstance. on that basis alone the policeman should be punished.

  5. artklub

    September 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    insane! i have never heard of this kind of thing about senegal. i have been to senegal twice, first time by myself with no contact waiting on the other end. had the most marvelous time and the people really so kind to a foreigner. senegalese are normally very laid back, friendly and giving. i am so surprised that they have police brutality issue. this was truly scary. sorry for the lady. i am taking this as a one-off extreme situation, cuz i like those senegalese.

  6. Person

    September 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Never been so glad to be American in my life. Nigeria let it’s citizen languish in cell for over 48hrs and they still don’t have resolution of the matter. Na wa.

  7. truthservedhot

    September 13, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    She is quarter Caribbean and three-quarter Nigerian.
    She speaks four languages fluently – English, Yoruba, French and Japanese.
    She went for an art festival/exhibition thing in Senegal when she was attacked. A policeman snapped his fingers at her to get her attention. At first she didn’t know it was to her and she finally turned, the man was visibly angry and started beating her.
    In the process of explaining herself, she mentioned that she was Nigerian and that made her case ten times worse which led to an officer spitting on her.
    Before she was taken into custody, a female police officer tried to make her undress in front of both male and female detainees as well as male police officers.
    She was taken into custody for 2 days and ordered to delete her twitter posts because she was giving Senegal a ‘bad name’.
    After she did as instructed, her phone was smashed so as to prevent her from further communicating with anybody.
    Upon her release, she went online to read about the story and realised that most Senegalese supported her stating that the Police in the country are always infringing on human rights. They also hoped that she being a public figure, would help put an international spotlight on the matter.

    • Lala

      September 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      As much as I want to support tourism in Africa, police brutality and crime makes it a no-no, not just for me but for millions of Africans living in the diaspora.

      Thinking of travelling to The Gambia but I will wait until I get my Brirish passport first, can’t fit shout. If things go bad, Nigerian government will not come to your aid. Imagine common Bangladesh refusing Nigerians visa in the UK because of Nigerian traders giving them headache in Bangladesh.

  8. John

    September 14, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Bangladesh kwa? A beg, wetin our people find go dat kine place, biko kwanu, make e come be say dem refuse us visa ? Hian!

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