Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, had a brush with men of the Osun State police command around 4.30pm today. She & her driver were arrested at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for allegedly displaying a police cap on her car’s dash board, attracting the police attention. Another report claims it was because her driver was using the phone while driving.
According to multiple reports, when she was stopped, she was ordered to step out of her car so her vehicle could be searched. Her presence reportedly attracted a large crowd who gathered and wanted to know why she was being arrested. A visibly angry Mercy was seen making calls on her phone which was later seized, according to a report by Vanguard.
When the crowd became too much, the policemen fired several gunshots in the air and whisked Mercy and her driver away. Her driver was taken away in a police van while another police officer was said to have driven Mercy in her Honda car.
Confirming the incident, an Assistant Police Public Relations Officer, Ajibade Egbedele, said, it was just a minor traffic issue and that the matter has been settled.
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