This incident took place around december last year around Ikotun Egbe when i was visiting a friend. Well,
there i was, on a saturday morning going to visit a friend and i took my lappy along just for the fun of it.
And the next thing i knew was that a hungry-looking guy approached me from the back asking what was
in my laptop, after looking him up and down, he now said he was a policeman and produced something that
looked like a very old and photocopied ID card.
While i was still thinking of what to make of that, another guy came from the other other side and asked me
to go and enter one "danfo" vehicle. They were both in plain's clothes, and we were in a very busy place.
@that point, i was thinking they were probably thieves and i was already planning to teach them a lesson
in martial arts (God saved me). Then i stylishly called my friend while they were temporarily distracted.
Meanwhile i asked them why i should go to the danfo, and they said they had to take me to a station to search
my laptop if i was a 419. And i asked them if this was a standard procedure now in the policeforce that if someone
carries a laptop, then, that person must go to the policestation by force. I used all sort of delaying tactics, then
the arresting officer told his boys to round me up. By now, alot of people have gathered and were watching, so i was
sure they were most likely police. I used all sort of delaying tactics, i even emptied my laptop bag and all on the roadside
and asked them to see what i was carrying, that instead of station, letz settle it then = then the arresting officer said
"he was not a roadside police", in short, that my friend's father happens to be a high ranked policeman, by the time they
got there, as in my friend and his father, the policemen had to calm down, and let me go.
The funny thing was that, they never asked to see my ID card(they said they were not interested) or even receipt. I was later informed that this was how the police worked in some areas. So now i am thinking, if i leave my house in the morning, and i am on my way to work, and carry
my office laptop. and then, i can get arrested as a suspect and whisked to the policestation or what?