The Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, during an interview with BBC has said that young people wearing dreadlocks and tattoo on their body have a high chance of getting arrested because it is believed that body art is connected to cultism.
Echoing this thought, he added that even though cultist sometimes carry dreadlocks and have tattoos on their body, it is not enough to harrass young people who carry them.
Young Nigerians condemned profiling by police officers who believe that a mode of dressing is an effective way of identifying criminals.
This revelation is coming on the heels of the #EndSARS online campaign resurfacing after a young Nigerian, Kolade Johnson was shot by men of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad during a match-viewing in Lagos some days ago.
The police later identified the suspects of the shooting as Inspector Olalekan Ogunyemi and Sergeant Godwin Orji both attached to the Anti-Cultism Squad.