Fans drag Davido for smoking in front of police officers
A wave of controversy has surged across the internet following the circulation of a video featuring Nigerian music sensation David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, casually smoking a joint while in the company of on-duty police officers.
In the video, Davido is captured seated in the back of his car, engaging in conversation with the police officers assigned to his security detail as he freely indulges in smoking.
The footage quickly went viral after an X (formerly known as Twitter) user drew the attention of the Nigerian public to the incident.
The accompanying caption on the video read: "Davido smoking weed in front of the police. Yet they'll tell you no one is above the law."
Davido smoking weed in front of police Yet they’ll tell you no one is above the law. pic.twitter.com/5VwyPn4NLh— Dr Penking™🇳🇬🇦🇺 (@drpenking) December 4, 2023
This sparked a fervent reaction from internet users, who expressed a range of opinions on whether Davido's actions reflected a disregard for the law or showcased his privileged status.
The incident has prompted a heated online debate, with users divided on whether Davido's behaviour sets a worrisome precedent regarding law enforcement and celebrity privilege.
As discussions unfold on social media platforms, the video has become a focal point of scrutiny, inviting scrutiny of the relationship between public figures and the rule of law.