Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
Some policemen attached to the Criminal Investigation Department in Osogbo, Osun State wednesday arrested a popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, for having a police cap in her car.
Aigbe, while being driven by a young man at around 4:20p.m in a Honda End of Discussion car, was chased by the policemen after sighting the police cap in the gold-coloured vehicle.
Eventually, the Yoruba film actress was stopped at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo while her car was thoroughly searched by the policemen who shot sporadically in the air.
THISDAY gathered that when Aigbe was ordered to step out of the car, her appearance attracted a huge crowd who struggled to catch a glimpse of her face as she was being quizzed by the policemen.
The actress’s vehicle papers and phones were seized by the policemen.
Apparently tensed, Aigbe had put a call across to someone who spoke with one of the policemen before the vehicle papers and phone were returned to her.
Before the actress could leave the scene, another team of policemen stormed the area shooting sporadically, apparently to disperse the crowd.
The policemen had arrested Aigbe’s driver before ordering the actress to enter her car while one of the policemen drove them along with the police team.
When contacted on the telephone, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, said she was not aware of the development.