Baba Fryo, Nigerian musician hospitalized after police beat and fracture both legs
The "Dem Go Dey Pose" Hit-maker, Friday Igwe aka Baba Fryo, has threatened to sue the Nigeria Police Force for serious injuries sustained from an assault by five policemen in Lagos.
Speaking from his hospital bed to a radio station in Lagos, Wazobia FM on Wednesday morning, he said he was beaten by the five policemen at Iyana Ishasi, a suburb of Lagos some days ago when he tried to appeal to them to stop manhandling two young ladies.
The musician said the incident happened on Tuesday after the two girls had rebuffed entreaties by two policemen to follow them to an unknown destination.
He said the two policemen went to get five colleagues of theirs and pounced on these girls, hitting them viciously with guns, batons and boots.
When he heard the commotion from his room in his friend’s hotel, he said he moved to the scene to find out what was amiss.
He stated that when he begged the seven policemen to stop beating the girls, one of them turned to him and gave him some hot slaps.
Within seconds, four others joined in beating him, leaving him with fractures.
He said when he reported the matter to the DPO of a nearby police station, he sympathised with him.
But Fryo said he was taken aback when no mention was made of who would bear the cost of his treatment.
He vowed that he would sue the police if nothing was done about the matter, noting that a scan had confirmed that he sustained a fracture in one of his legs.
Baba Fryo's hit song, " Dem Go Dey Pose" reigned supreme in the 90's