Keeping dreadlocks, wearing bumshorts not offence – Police

The Nigeria Police has said no man or woman should be arrested for keeping dreadlocks, wearing of bum shorts or the decision to not wear a brassiere under ones dress.

Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe said the abovementioned social acts and practices are not offences.

He made the clarification in a video clip following complaints by some residents alleging that they were being harassed by police officers and other security operatives in the State over their appearances.

The Police PRO urged residents to resist such arrest and contact him via phone or demand to be taken to the police station.

Edafe said; “I have been receiving complaints that members of the public in Delta State are being harassed by, sometimes, vigilantes, ant-cult, hunters association and some police officers.

“I want to make it very clear that on the issue of dress code, improper dressing, boys wearing dreadlocks, girls wearing bum shorts, and those moving without bra is not an offence.

“That circular was debunked by the state government, hence, no security personnel can harass or arrest you for that.

“If they insist that it is an offence, you should also insist that you want the matter to go to the police station.”


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