May 27, 2018

Really!!! Possession of pepper spray an offence says Nigerian police (Guardian)

Really!!! Possession of pepper spray an offence says Nigerian police (Guardian)

The Nigerian police on Tuesday said that the possession of pepper spray is an offence.

An Assistant Commissioner of Police and the head of Nigerian Police’s Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle, said this while replying to a tweet.

A Nigerian twitter user Dolapo Pizzu (@DolapoPizzu) tweeted that she was arrested for being in possession of a pepper spray by men of the Nigerian police at Igando in Lagos.

She tweeted, “oga yomi your boys have stopped me for owning a pepper spray saying it’s an offence.. currently at Igando police station”.

In his response, Shogunle said: “What are you doing with a pepper spray? Pepper spray is an offensive weapon, Nigeria 🇳🇬Law prohibits going armed in the public.”

Pepper spray is usually used by women as a defence weapon against attackers, especially rapists. Read more

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