Popular yoruba actress, Mercy Aigbe, was arrested by police men on Wednesday at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, Osun State capital for allegedly displaying a police cap on her car’s dash board. The sporadic gun shots by the police men attracted passers-by to the scene that occurred around 4.30 pm.
Mercy and her driver in their metallic gold Honda Accord car were said to have been given a hot chase to the spot by the trigger-happy police patrol team. When eventually the Yoruba film actress was stopped her car was said to have been thoroughly searched by the policemen. When Mercy Aigbe was ordered to step out of the car, she obliged the policemen but her appearance attracted a huge, struggling to catch a glimpse of her face as she was been quizzed by the security operatives.
According to Vanguard it was a minor misunderstanding between the actress and the policemen that impounded her vehicle appeared settled, and her seized vehicle particulars released, some armed policemen suddenly appeared and rearrested the actress and her driver. A source added that the vehicle was allegedly arrested because its driver was making call while others claimed police cap was put on the dash board of the vehicle which attracted the policemen. Her presence immediately attracted large crowd at the ever-busy Orita-Olaiya, which nearly led to the policemen being mobbed.
The visibly angry Aigbe-Gentry, was seeing making calls and had to be perceived before she agreed to leave the scene even as many of those gathered verbally attacked those that arrested her. However, when the artiste and her co-travellers were released, about five new armed policemen latter arrived the scene, and fired several shots into the air while the artist and others travelling with her were arrested and whisked away.