We all know how scary it is to get involved in any issue that would result in getting arrested or visiting a police station in Nigeria.
Then imagine when the persons involved with the police is a known celebrity and how messy it can be. We have seen cases where these celebrities visit the police station to clear their names and how the media makes a huge buzz about it.
We will be looking at five celebrities who have at one time or the other get themselves involved with the police.
This was probably the biggest scandal that rocked the entertainment industry in 2017 when Davido was invited by the police for questioning over the death of his friend, Tagbo. It all started when actress, Carolina Danjuma wanted the singer to answer questions concerning the death of Tagbo.
Davido was eventually invited by the police when a footage was released and the singer was seen among the last persons who saw Tagbo before his death. After a while, he was cleared of all the accusations by the commissioner of police in Lagos state.
2. Burna Boy
Another big scandal in 2017 which finally ended with the police was the case of Mr 2Kay who was beaten to a pulp and robbed at his hotel room after performing at a show in Lagos. After the incident, the police immediately started investigations and four men were arrested for their involvement in the crime.
They claimed Burna boy was the mastermind behind the crime. According to the suspects, he paid them a total of 100 thousand naira to attack Mr 2Kay, 50 thousand was paid before the crime and the balance was paid after the completed the operation. Burna Boy later handed himself to the Nigeria Police Force over the robbery and assault on Mr 2Kay after he was declared wanted. The singer handed himself to the Lagos Police Command on Friday, December 15, 2017, was later arrested on arrival, interrogated and detained. The issue is in court awaiting a final judgement.
3. Yetunde Akilapa
This is probably the most embarrassing story of a celebrity getting involved with the police. Yoruba Nollywood actress, Yetunde Akilapa has become a steady visitor to the most unlikely place for anyone, the police station. The actress has been accused severally for robbery and in most cases have been caught red-handed.
Her most recent episode with the police happened early in July 2018 when she was arrested after breaking into a house in an attempt to rob the occupants of the house. She was, however, caught and handed over the police.
4. Diamond Platnumz
Back in April 2018, Diamond Platnumz was arrested by the Tanzanian Police Authority for posting a video on social media where he was making out with a lady.
According to the Tanzanian Information Minister, Harrison Mwakyembe, the musician had fallen foul of the new Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations in that country. He has however since come out to apologise for his perceived misconduct.
5. Shatta Wale
In February 2018, Shatta Wale was reportedly invited over by the Ghana Police Authority over comments he made about burning down churches. According to Ghanaian news outlet Joy News, the Ghanaian music star was invited for allegedly threatening to burn down churches in Ghana.
It would be recalled that a certain prophet in Ghana, Prophet E. K. Mensah of the Christ Vision Prayer Ministry suggesting that Shatta Wale has been marked to kick the bucket before December unless he repents from his sinful ways.