“Egungun be careful na for station you dey”- Reactions as police nab masquerades for reportedly robbing people

Some masquerades clad in their costumes came out in the streets to show off their abilities as usual.

However, things did not proceed as planned, since the Lagos State Police Command quickly picked them up.

The police in Lagos quickly apprehended several masquerades, disrobed them, and are preparing to haul them to court.

In a Facebook video shared by Akintimehin Sunday Olubiyi, the police pledged to take additional action against anybody found parading as a masquerade without the approval of a registered traditional authority.

The police accused the arrested masquerades and their handlers of robbing people on the streets while masked as masquerades.

The police said they will charge the arrested people with robbery, public disruption, and other offenses based on public complaints.

The arrested individuals may be seen in the police net on the video.

Reactions to police arrest masquerades

@boz_bby said: “The Policewoman behind has personal beef with this guys. She go show them shege.”

@maliko9525 said: “Good, but to be sincere, we no get value for our tradition and culture anymore. If nah confirm masquerade Shey them born any popo well unless him blood go dry instantly.”

@gbenga_laughtercastle said: “Shey Obsere didn’t warn you people.”

@ayo.copperfield said: “Egungun be careful…. Na station you Dey go!”

@femibob said: “Obesere warned you guys.”

@ruccigram remarked: “E don happen… I don tell am. Egungun be careful na prison you dey go.”

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