BNXN denies spitting in police officer’s face as NPF threatens sanction

Nigerian singer, BNXN pronounced ‘Benson’ has denied spitting on a police officer’s face.

In a now-deleted tweet of the ‘Buju” singer, BNXN narrated his encounter with a police officer who dragged, slapped and tore his shirt which he said forced him to spit on him.

The deleted tweet reads: “Spat in a police officer’s face and it felt so good. I let you in my car and dragged and tear my shirt, and start slapping me? Nah, everybody must stop! (Sic)”

Reacting to the screenshot of the tweet, the Lagos state police public relationship officer, Ben Hundeyin, said the police officer will be sanctioned for misbehaviour if established and BNXN will as well answer for such assault.

Hundeyin Tweeted: “@BNXN proudly tweeted that he ‘spat in a police officer’s face and it felt so good.’ He has since deleted the tweet

“The police officers will be sanctioned for their misbehavior if established, while @BNXN will surely answer for his assault on a police officer.”

In a follow-up reaction, clarifying his statement, BNXN in a tweet on Thursday said; “My since-deleted tweet stating that I spat in a police officers face was an idiomatic expression to say I disrespected a police officer to his face and not the literal way people may have taken it on social media. I do not support violence or abuse against the police in any form.

“Yesterday I was in a life-threatening situation which caused me to lash out due to the physical assault on me by some policemen who have now been brought to book . However, I just want to focus on what’s important to me , my music. Thank you for all the love and concern

“I stood on my right as a responsible Nigerian, despite the violence against my person and I do not want my deleted tweet to be taken seriously. I appreciate the swift intervention of some reputable police officers on this matter too. Love”.

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