Saturday, August 18, 2007
Was a guest on Funmi Iyanda’s NTA Network programme, “New Dawn's” recording yesterday, Friday, along with Marcellinus Nwaogwu, Chief Clinical Psychologist at the Yaba Psychiatric Hospital.
After the recording which will be aired next Wednesday, the guest for the next recording was the new Commissioner for Police in Lagos, MD Abubakar. The suave copper, one month old in his new post had to sit and be interrogated by Funmi Iyanda, Susan Eyo-Honesty (Deputy Editor in Chief of the magazine, “City People” ) and Nkechi Obi, (M.D, ISD Consult ) over allegations that his men were targeting females dressed “indecently” and men with Dreads, tatoos and ear-rings. Funmi herself, just a while back, had been stopped in her car along with a couple of our mutual friends and asked to explain why she was dressed a certain way (Read story here). and see photo of the attire in issue. The P.C. spoke extensively and he spoke for long but reassured everyone that his men who had done these things exceeded instructions given them. The directive had been to intercept females who might be accomplices to felons. He spoke of crime, the steps taken to combat it (There has been a heavy police presence in Lagos lately) and the limitations of the police.
We hope for a better country.
Ps. By the way, half the fun of the recordings of New Dawn must be the conversations we engage in after.
Pps. babawilly, I gave funmi your book.