Police move to regulate ‘weed’ smoking in Nigerian music videos

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Smoking of marijauna, popularly called “weed”, by musicians in their music videos may soon become a thing of the past.

This is as the Nigeria Police Force says it is mulling taking action to stop the practice.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi gave the indication on Sunday while responding to a Twitter user who asked what was being done to stop the practice since smoking “weed” is illegal in Nigeria.

The Twitter user, @Korty_EO first raised the topic: “Weed is illegal in Nigeria but artistes are constantly blowing igbo in their music videos and they’re not locked up.”

Responding, Adejobi said, “That’s too bad. I am trying to do something about it. And take some steps at the National level here. It’s so sad that they do it with impunity. They lay bad precedents and show bad examples in our society. We must rise to that societal menace.”

Another user, @Sir_Dillion7 blamed the Nigerian elite for flouting rules with impunity.

“The so called elite in Nigeria are above the law. The law is always against the poor,” he wrote.

Reacting, the police spokesman said it was not true that the elite could break the law without punishment.

“No. Not true. No one is above the law. I agree wit you that e hav issues with our Criminal justice system and we are doing everything possible to overhaul the system. Our laws and procedures are being reviewed for efficient delivery,” Adejobi wrote.

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