A Nigerian prankster, Daniel Christopher, has narrated how he was almost lynched by a mob and spent 707 days in police custody after a robbery prank went wrong.
Daniel, who narrated his ordeal on Twitter, said trouble started when he went to shoot a robbery prank video in preparation for D9ja Spirit Talent Hunt at a Point of Sale (PoS) centre at Epe area of Lagos on August 3, 2021.
The POS operator mistook him for a robber and raised the alarm, leading to a mob attack despite showing evidence that he was shooting a prank video.
“It’s a joyful day for me to finally be able to walk around a freeman after spending 707 days in Custodian custody. Thanks to my lawyer and everyone that partake in my freedom,” he said.
They made away with my phones, flash, hard drive and cash some of 200,000 Naira that was suppose to be the price money for characters involved in my script. after they stripped me off all my belongings, and was almost hacked me to death I was taken to the police station.
“Getting to the police station, there was no attempt to recover my stolen items but instead the police commenced their own interrogation, after being beaten up on top of what the mobs did I was requested to pay the sum of 300,000 naira for my bail
“With no means of communication with family and friends. on the 3rd day I was transferred to FSARs in Ikeja where I was tortured into submission and forced to signing the police fabricated statement after being held there for 34 days.
“Spent 670 days for trials. God finally vindicated me and now I’m a free man. I can’t get back 707 days I lost in custody and Money spent all through this terrible experience. But I’m grateful to God for this day. And I’ve not given up to become a celebrated Nigerian.”