The blind Music Producer- Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, the stage actress- Kemi "lala" Akindoju and a friend who was driving were on the way to Eko Reel Mix Studios at a little after 8pm last night when the driver noticed obstructions on the road around the Aswani-Isolo road that leads to the Osolo Way. They slowed down and heard a gunshot. Two men in mufti materialized from the darkness carrying guns, soon followed by others in mobile police uniforms and carrying arms too.
The policemen yelled- "you're criminals", why didn't you stop when we asked you to?"
Their replies that they didn't see the obstructions only incensed the "super-cops".
One, visibly high on unknown substances, dragged the driver of the vehicle to a dark corner, smashed up a table and proceeded to use the broken parts to beat him, swearing at him intermittently and saying, "I will kill you here" . When the policeman was sated, he returned to Cobhams to "discipline" him as well. "lala" pleaded with them that cobhams was blind, and another of the policemen thrust a gun in his face yelling "na lie! na lie! wetin be this?"
After a while, many pleas, and being finally convinced of his state, they told them, "since you're not robbers, you have to pay for our wasted bullet". After they paid N1,500, they let them go. Cobhams' blindness saved them from what might have led to anything.
"Who shall guard the guards?" -Juvenal