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‘Pretty Mike’ Reportedly Arrested by Lagos Police for Dehumanising Ladies

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At the Police Station. Credit: NAIJ.com

Lagos Club owner, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, popularly known as ‘Pretty Mike’ was reportedly arrested on Wednesday by the Lagos Police Command. Mike was arrested on the orders of the Lagos State Government.

Pretty Mike caused ripples on social media last weekend after a video of him walking with two ladies on a dog leash appeared online. That was not the first time Mike was doing that as he had, at different times walked into event venues with the ladies on the leash.

According to NAIJ.com, Mike was made to sign an undertaking that he will not dehumanise any man or woman by putting a leash on them

Reports say he admitted knowing his action was against the law, but pledged not to further indulge in such behaviour.

“I, Mike Eze Nwalie, A.K.A Pretty Mike of 21A Magodo GRA, Luma Street, do hereby undertake to stop whatever act of putting girls on a leash or any other degrading treatment to ladies and guys. I am aware that such act offends the law of the State of Lagos and if I repeat it again, there will be legal act towards me. I undertake to issue a letter of apology to the public effective from tomorrow on all my social media platforms,” the undertaken read in part.

The Lagos State Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem was quoted as saying; “The Lagos State Government is committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens including children, women and all the vulnerable persons in the State.”

The commissioner also added that any individual or group that violates the state’s laws will be prosecuted.

50 Comments

  1. Flo

    January 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    LOVE THIS!

    • Ottawa Queen

      January 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Hahahahaha! Oh so He’s forming humble guy now. Initially he was feeling all bossy & authoritative.

  2. Ebi

    January 12, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Ambode the action governor, well done and thank you. See him looking like a house boy gan. Someone that should even be on the leash. Embarrassment to igbo land. Can you try this in Aba?

    • Lmao

      January 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Lmao he actually looks like a houseboy. Too funny.
      Right. Let’s be honest though, these girls (except they were charmed) had an option to say no so can we really blame him? He is stupid, yes but the fact girls actually agreed to do it is what is most surprising.

    • keke driver

      January 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      GBAM!

    • Iris

      January 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Yep. On one hand the outraged part of me is glad this happened. On the other hand, those dumbass women are grown. In fact, unless they were enslaved somehow, I think they should have been arrested too for ‘accessory to dehumanisation’.
      I hope the government is this dedicated to helping people who are actually dehumanised against their will.

    • dhoney

      January 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Please, pray may God no put your food in your enemies hands..!

    • Ade

      January 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      This Lowlife went to prison in the US before getting deported for credit card and bank fraud. I can’t believe this!

    • Ade

      January 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      I knew him in Texas, he is a criminal. And he claimed to be 30 that’s a lie, he should be about 37 years old now. Him and his father were doing bank fraud and credit card fraud.

  3. Grace

    January 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Great job., what a useless boy abi man.

  4. Human

    January 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Lagos State Police and The Lagos State Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem for taking the lead on this and preserving the values system. Hope he and others learn that you don’t have to dehumanise, perpetuate stupid stereotypes and copy outrageous antics to gain cheap publicity! Thank you for teaching him a lesson.

  5. Mo'Diva

    January 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    See as him be?? Mtcheeewww

  6. Whocares

    January 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Oooooh I got goosebumps reading this. I hope it’s true. To think the police and the governor took positive actions against this? Ooooh. I am too chuffed now. Let me go and share this link.

  7. Tommy

    January 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Now this is the true power of social media’: no one should ever be allowed to go Scott free with such derogatory & dehumanizing act’s (be it a trend or whatsoever). .Finally: some credible action being taken??.
    oh please Guy’s I blog Fantasyduke.Wordpress.Com/ do check it out??

  8. Sevenade

    January 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    He looks so pathetic! Idiot!

  9. Engoz

    January 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Idiot! E for put him mama on a leash. Public nuisance!

  10. Anonymous

    January 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I refused to click on any link that had him seeking for attention but yet I clicked on this one. Am I evil or something? Walks away singing ” can’t nobody take my pride, can’t nobody hold me down oh no I got to keep on moving”

  11. vincent

    January 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful!!

  12. buttercuP

    January 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Errr it’s only violation of human rights if it was done against their will, afterall the ladies agreed, money was exchanged. I don’t like what he did yeah, but he could have won the case with a good lawyer.

  13. xplorenollywood.com

    January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    He has learnt the hard way and he would think twice before trying this again! Public opinion on this was so strong, instead of laying off and stopping it, he posted a wcw picture. What’s that saying that if the community doesn’t teach you the law will or did I just make that up?????

  14. jinkelele

    January 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    If for nothing else this will stop this being some STUPID trend that people think is funny.
    Somethings need to be nipped in the bud especially when you’re putting it out there in the public. Sends a horrible message especially in a country where women already get the shortend of the stick just for being female

  15. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    January 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Lagos State government and the Nigeria police needs to get a life. After all, he did not force the ladies to participate in the act. The act was meant to be thought provoking, It certainly worked for all the parties involved. What’s the hullabaloo all about? When dishing out Justice/punishment, fairness and equality should always be our motto. It takes two to tango. In this case, it takes three. Why arrest only him? The action of the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Police is not fair to all concerned. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

    • Mayowa

      January 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      You need to get a life yourself. It was wrong, period. Whether the girls agreed or not. So if you pay a minor to give you a blowjob and she does, what you didn’t isn’t bad cause the minor wasn’t forced? We are not sure if the girls agreed and let’s even assume they did; it doesn’t justify what the guy did. He has no brain, and I still don’t understand what he was trying to achieve.. If it were my party, security would’ve thrown him out.

    • Mayowa

      January 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      What you did isn’t***

    • that uptown girl

      January 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      The girls were not minors though. Why can’t the government be this swift in attending to other national and state issues?? He didn’t hurt anybody or force anyone into anything. Abi is stupidity illegal?

  16. tunmi

    January 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I was hoping to see the particular law that was broken. Which law was broken sef? This better not be a violation of his rights

    That “looking like a houseboy” comment is so problematic. So a houseboy has a particular look, what look is that? One of malnutrition, suffering, depression, and fear? And how did that happen?

    • ogeAdiro

      January 12, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you. What does “offends the law of the state of Lagos” mean? People are here clapping!!! You can stop going to his club, or stop following him on social media but harassing him with police, we can do better. For those talking about indecent acts, you better be careful what precedents you set. Tomorrow one policeman will come and arrest you for kissing your husband/wife in public.

  17. Stephanie

    January 12, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    …and nobody is wondering what business a STATE GOVERNOR has to do with this?? I’m sorry I refused to clap and dance all in the name of woman warrior. THEY were not kidnapped, are not children fix everything else before you start browsing Bella naija & Linda ikeji for gist. Arrest REAL criminals uncle!

    • FinchleysFinest

      January 12, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      People and their annoying 1 cent… he’s done well with this one.. praise him

  18. James Alfred

    January 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    LoL….The controversial pretty Mike.
    Pretty Mike has explains why he put leashes on ladies and use beautiful umbrella at events here:
    vineck.com/2017/01/vineckcom-reveals-why-pretty-mike.html

  19. Nv

    January 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    He looks like he’s physicaly shrinking away from the cell bars, Lol. Which is ironic, for someone who gets his jolie juice on dominating humans and bragging about his humilation of them. As my people would say, “maganin Bulus!!!!”

    On a more serious note, did he really break the law tho? As long as there was no force and blackmail, i can’t see how he was violating their rights or something.

  20. Paul Adeyemo

    January 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    No basis for this arrest, there is no morality in law. It is just like adultery, it is not a crime except under sharia law in the North. The girls are adults, over 18. They can consent, the guy did not enslave them. Ambode and the foolish police are just playing to the gallery. The blame squarely should be on parents who fail to teach their children morals and goverment who fail to minimize poverty to avoid ladies indulging in stupid things. Ambode can close the Nite club but arresting the guy is going to far. If the guy is arrested, how about the despicable girls who allowed themselves willingly to be denigraded

    • Engoz

      January 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      He won’t be criminally prosecuted. He’s only getting a slap on the wrist and writing an undertaking. Majority like yourself have rejected this behavior. So it’s more likely to be filed under antisocial behavior. Got no problems with them arresting the girls too.

    • Engoz

      January 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      I’ve just seen the lagos state laws Chapter 16 – Offences against Morality

      Indecent Acts 134

      Any person who : willfully and without lawful excuse does any indecent act in Public place….is guilty of misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for 2 years.

      Since you have agreed his actions are indecent, I believe you have lost the case for prettymike, lmao.

  21. Moniker

    January 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Let Ambode clap for himself. Does it stop him from still using them codedly? He wanted attention, even the bighead governor gave him. Let’s fix the problem.from the root. Another person would come out to dehumanise women in another form… This same rubbish would be done. All tjr feminists in the house, this is a sign that you will continue to fight in vain if other women continue to see themselves as slaves

  22. Omoté

    January 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I sha don’t see why he should be arrested….the girls in question are not under aged and neither did he have a gun to their heads. If 2 ladies decide to do the bidding of a man with obvious grandiose delusions for monetary gains that’s their headache. See him looking like a lost puppy.

  23. le coco

    January 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    But when a someone graduates uni nd still cnt get a job for Years.. they r forced to do certain things.. It may not at all be their fault.. ppl have to feed the families

  24. Bukunmi

    January 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    WTF!!!! Why are they arresting him?!!!! What Nigerian code or subsection permits this arrest? Nigerian police are sick and jobless! With the plethora of sickening criminal activities going on daily in Lagos, it’s this guy having girls on a leash that’s their problem. What he did was amoral but not illegal except those girls have some sort mental illness that would impair their judgement. Ughhhhhh! Nigerian law enforcemt digusts me. Hope those girls were arrested too because it makes no sense at all. In fact the girls are more to blame than this guy whatever his name is. Misxhwee!

  25. tony

    January 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    stupid idiot ugly houseboy mike!!!!!

  26. kkay

    January 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    For those who want to know why MAD MIKE was arrested….(PUBLIC NUISANCE, MENACE TO THE SOCIETY)
    The same reason why sex-workers and johns (sec buyers) are arrested on the streets of America.
    The same reason Tevin Campbell got busted for soliciting oral sex from a male undercover cop in a well-known gay cruising zone.
    Consenting adults or not, there are things you keep in your private domain.

    In a world where peotection of the rights of women and children are in the front burner in International communities, UN etc, Nigerian leaders should be on the watch-out for the likes of MAD MIKE.
    That said, the government agencies on Women, Youth and Children should roll-out worthwhile programs to gainfully engage young people in skills acquisition and self-development towards a positive self-image and dignity.

    Excellent job Lagos State Government and office of the Attorney-General of the State!
    I also congratulate Lagos State House of Assembly and Government for being the first state to pass into Law, the bill that made Kidnapping a criminal offence punishable by death! In fact, that had been my outcry to all around me. The Federal Government and National Assembly kept mute while Kidnapping became a “retail business by hawking”. SHAMEFUL!
    On the same note, I congratulate ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR, CHIEF WILLIE OBIANO for being the FIRST governor to decisively WIPE OUT kidnapping and kidnappers from his State, destroying houses and wealth accumulated there of.

    • Engoz

      January 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you KKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ogeAdiro

      January 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Public nuisance inside his own club? For an act to constitute a public nuisance, does it need to be unlawful? FYI, in “America”, it is actually legal to prostitute (with a license) and solicit prostitutes in certain counties.

    • Bola

      January 13, 2017 at 2:28 am

      “FYI In America” This isn’t America! By the way, he wasn’t in his club, and he was at a wedding.

    • Chinenye

      January 12, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      I want to buy you hot okpa and a very chilled bottle of coke. Bless you.

  27. jinkelele

    January 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    All these were they forced comments are redundant joh.
    Do any of you know if they were forced

    Do you if those ladies are over 18

    You for wait make e put leash for old woman neck too nah sebi old people sef Na adult.

    Nonsense.

  28. Austin

    January 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Arrest him for wat?who gave the governor the right

    • FinchleysFinest

      January 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Are you guys not sick in the head??? Some one is going about with this dirty act in public and some of you still have the boldness to type about his arrest? What is happening to this generation???

      Leave some acts inside your bedroom… We dont want to see it…

      Just something out of context…. a friend of mine was kicked out of a club in New Orleans because a white lady said she’s scared of his looks….. ..I was shocked when i saw the lady… but she was truly scared lol….. not to talk of what our kids..teenagers who have no clue of this dirty act will think when they see Dirty Mike or UglyMike displaying this dirty and classless act in public… biko this is Nigeria..There should be some sort of limit …He should go to Dubai to try this sort of thing na …

  29. Ewa ali

    January 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    What is the difference between mike and Charly boy?

  30. Emperor Jeezy

    January 13, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Our MORAL high horse and political correctedness is killing us in this country. People are here applauding a stupid governor for doing exactly what mike did, a publicity stunt. As disgusting as mad mikes actions were, Its not specifically written anywhere in the constitution of lagos state that putting consenting women on leashes is illegal,some people get off on that actually. The law has to be clear on what constitutes an indecent act is or morons will make thier own rules. This is the reason why prostitution is 100% legal in certain jurisdictions and punishable by death in others. same thing possesion and use of marijuana. Application of the RULE OF LAW can be a slippery slope in a country like ours, It is definitely selective. K.A.I is arresting poor masses on the streets but no one is arresting big men for urinating in public after they get drunk. you can get arrested for stealing a phone but people rarely get arrested for murdering someone who stole a phone,bankers steal 100k and get 10 years in prison but Ambode steals billions and gets hailed as the “action governor”. Mike is a dumbass but he didnt commit any crime.

  31. Gbenga Odugbemi

    January 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The issue is very controversial. It depends on how ones looks at it, and on what basis. Again and again, the Nigerian government must be able to separate law from morality. The two overlaps, but that’s all about it for the grey-area, they still differs. On a morality plinth, definitely putting chains on human neck in public might be degrading; however, in law, it must not be confused that there’s nothing illicit about this, especially where the two ladies involved are not coerced.

    The Lagos State Governor and his agent AG of Lagos State/Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, I believe should be anchors of the law in Lagos State, and by virtue of their positions in the state should give deference to law, and not morality. This is true especially since these two positions are created by law, regulated by law, and for the AG, he’s a lawyer, and is actively engaged in legal administration in Lagos State. It’s thus sad and confusing when one examines his position on this issue. The Governor might be excused for non-understanding of the law, but the AG has no excuse, and as a judicial arm is expected to ‘check’ the Executive’s order forcing Pretty Mike’s arrest.

    So, let’s examine it, what is the law?. This, in fact, is the first laxity of the Lagos State AG, he refused to state the legal basis for approving the arrest. The closest thing he said in relation to the law was: “The Lagos State Government is committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens including children, women and all the vulnerable persons in the State”. He also confirmed that “the State Government will not tolerate any anti-social behavior that attempts to dehumanize any citizen in the State”.

    While these assertions are expected on the moral plethora, are they really legal?, the answer is NO. The AG has refused to state his basis (in law) for the arrest (which suggests a criminal activity, since arrest is rare in civil cases) of the young man. As a lawyer, and understand that I’m not speaking as a moralist, what the young man has done is not a crime anywhere in the Nigerian statute – referring to section 36(12) of the Nigerian Constitution. By such, his arrest or forced undertaking not to engage in the said act futuristically is rather a violation of his right, rather than protection of the ladies’ rights in question, and it’s confusing how the Lagos State Government wants to explain this, since all rights are supposed to be equal or put on the same pedestal.

    The closest legal provision on what the young man (Pretty Mike) has done is in section 34(1)(a) of the Nigerian Constitution. It reads:
    34.(1) Every individual is entitled to respect for the dignity of his person, and accordingly –
    (a) no person shall be subject to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment;

    The AG could have referred to this provision in the Nigerian Constitution, which tells me he either knows the repercussion of doing so or has totally recluse himself of showing understanding of the law – which is understandable, especially when the Governor has expressed his wish about the issue, and the public/society is mounting its pressure too. However, it must again be clarified that Chapter 4 of the 1999 Constitution and the said section 34 are Fundamental Human Right which are “personal” and waivable. “Personal” as used means only the person involved could enforce them, the State is bereft of such power to enforce the rights on behalf of concerned individuals, in this case the ladies chained. It must be reiterated that the ladies involved have waived their personal right against inhuman degradation, unless the Lagos State government wants to launch an investigation into the acts and highlight ‘force’.

    It is also worthy of note to highlight the fact that section 45 of the Constitution – which often provides a ‘safe haven’ for the government in influencing certain rights in Chapter 4 is void of any relation to section 34, so, section 45 is inapplicable here, unless the government wants to ‘smuggle’ section 34 into the concerned sections under ‘public morality’. Such attitude would be given preference to the “golden rule interpretation”, aside the “literal rule interpretation” which has been substantially agreed by even Nigerian courts itself to be the most reliable and consistent rule of statute interpretation.

    In conclusion, the arrest of Pretty Mike is illegal in law. It has no legal basis whatsoever, the State has no business in enforcing personal rights – which clearly, subjects involved have chosen not to exercise. The dearth of legal basis can be perceived from the AG’s provision of none in his statements. Section 45 cannot be used in accommodating this clearly illegal arrest and forced undertaking by the arrestee, because the literal rule of interpretation is always preferred to a golden rule interpretation. The arrestee’s right is what is being trumped on here, not the ladies – who has the right and has in lieu still subject themselves to the degrading treatment. The Lagos State government – as the anchor of the law – must advance the law, not morality, and desist from illegal and baseless arrest so as not to sway the aims of the constitution. The personal liberty of the arrestee as documented in section 35 has being trumped, and should be redress. The government should retrace its steps now, when it’s still early, and not allow illegality to enure for long.

    Don’t forget, I’ve only spoken as a lawyer, devoid of moral tendencies which I believe has influenced most Nigerians take on this issue. It must be accepted that in law, Pretty Mike’s acts are licit, well, unless you have a counter-argument, which I’d love to entertain, but this is my argument.

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