LAGOS POLICE PARADE HEAVILY TATTOOED ARTISTE, NAMED KING OF MADNESS ….he claims innocent
A young man, who identified himself as King of Madness has been arrested and paraded by the Lagos State Police Command.
Speaking to Journalists during the parade yesterday, King of Madness said that he found it difficult for him to believe that he landed at the Police Command.
My nickname is ‘king of madness’ but I’m innocent”.
Speaking further he stated that he was arrested after some Policemen stopped the Uber ride he had boarded on his way to a show at Lekki around 10.45pm On Tuesday.
Responding to a question, King of Madness said, “I still don’t know how I got here”.
“They told me that I was being taken to meet a DPO. I just saw myself here this morning. I still don’t understand what’s happening.”
He denied being caught with any incriminating material, adding that the Policemen gave him permission to make a video while they were frisking him.
“My identity looks like that of a criminal but I’m an artiste, not a cultist,” King of Madness said as he took off his shirt to reveal his body covered in tattoos.
Continuing in what looked like a regret, he said: “My mummy used to tell me that there’s a way a book will be too dirty that you won’t be able to touch it let alone identify its content.
“They are judging me by my appearance.”
He disclosed that the Uber driver was allowed to go, as he said that he was arrested alone.
Meanwhile, some fans of the artiste have the Police for arresting for no just cause.
The fans, who to the social media (facebook), berated the police for judging him by his appearance.
On her part, one Julian Anyanwu wrote, “They should free him. His name is Uche, aka Suruche. He’s an artist. Right from our secondary school days, he likes acting crazy but isn’t one.”
Also, one OWOEYE ADEMOLA-OBA said the suspect was well known in the Ikotun area of Lagos. “He drives a Toyota Solara and drives so crazy around the neighborhood.. Even the Police in that axis know him well. He’s an artiste!” he stressed.
Another facebook handler, NWEOKE MARY, wrote, “They should leave the guy. He is Innocent, what did he do. Suruche01 that is his Instagram handle. It is very clear he is not a thief. Na crime to get tattoo? Its the guy profession. You don’t expect him to dress like a pastor. This is no excuse. Where is it written that you can’t have tattoos and tie your hair. They should leave this guy’s trying to provide for themselves and go for the main criminal.”
Yet, another fan, EKEH RICHARD, wrote, “I listened to his interview; he communicates well and fluent. His only offense is tattoos but is having tattoos an offense? Nigeria police sef.”