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US-based man arrested in Nigeria and paraded after a gun was found on his person (video)

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US-based man arrested in Nigeria and paraded after a gun was found on his person (video)

A US-based man was arrested and paraded after he was found carrying a gun in Nigeria.

 

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The man, named Larry Odigie, from Benin, Edo state, was arrested when he went to confront a mattress seller to ask for his money back.

 

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Odigie was paraded alongside a second man, Victor Jacob from Benue State, whom he had sent to buy the mattress.

 

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Odigie, said he returned to Nigeria for his sister’s wedding and has been carrying the gun around for his personal protection because of the insecurity situation in Nigeria.

 

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He explained that on the fateful day, he sent Victor Jacob to buy him a mattress. However, when Victor returned with the mattress, he was not pleased with the quality so he returned it to the store.

 

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However, he said that when he asked for his money back – 54, 000 Naira – the mattress sellers were not forthcoming.

 

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Odigie’s demand for a refund is said to have caused a scene and attracted people who then searched him and found a gun on him.

 

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Odigie, who said he relocated to America at the age of 9, insisted that the gun was not to harm anyone, rather it was to protect himself.

 

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He added that he’s a medical doctor in the United States.

 

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However, the vigilante and police officer who paraded him accused him of being a criminal.

 

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Odigie kept insisting that he’s innocent and asked them to check the gun to see that it has never been fired.

 

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Video of the arrest and parade of the US-based doctor is now making the rounds online, with people sharing opinion on the matter.

 

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Watch the video below.

 

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