A 24-year-old photojournalist, Yinka Badmus, who works with Talk Village International, is currently cooling off at Ikoyi Prisons because of his hairstyle.
He was reportedly arrested by policemen attached to the Lagos State Anti-Cultism unit for wearing dreadlocks, which the officers allegedly said made him look like a cultist.
It was learned that Badmus was arrested on New Year eve, while eating noodles, at Pedro Bus Stop, Gbagada.
Vanguard gathered that after Badmus was detained, the policemen allegedly refused to allow him to contact his relatives or friends.
Badmus was able to send a message to his relatives on January 3, through a detainee, who was granted bail. The detainee contacted Badmus’ relatives explaining to them that he had already spent three days in detention, contravening the stipulated instruction that every suspect must be charged within 24 hours.