Soji Taiwo, fondly called Oshe Omo Banke by his teeming fans, nearly lost his cool on Monday morning of January 26, 2015, around Ogba, Lagos, when he had a fist cuff with an officer of the Nigeria Police.
His action, which took place at about 11:05am, surprised some of those who witnessed the show of shame. Those at the place alleged that the actor may have acted under the influence of alcohol.
The actor reportedly threatened to slap a policeman who had confronted him around Area G Police Headquarters in Lagos, near the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) building.
According to an informer, who claimed to have witnessed the incident and narrated it to Nigeriafilms.com, Omo Banke had hit a tricycle popularly called ‘Keke NAPEP’ with the Honda Civic silver colour car he was driving.
The registration number of the vehicle was given by the eyewitness as KTU 7*5 *U (Full number plate censored for security reason).
It was said that he was trying to make a turn at the Area G junction heading towards Berger when he accidentally hit the tricycle. And when he was confronted, he flared up, but it took the quick intervention of some street urchins in the area popularly called ‘area boys’ to calm Omo Banke down, who had threatened to assault a policeman who tried to settle the argument between him and the tricycle rider.
He later jumped into his car and sped off without showing any remorse for the tricycle rider.
Meanwhile, Nigeriafilms.com contacted Omo Banke on phone to get his side of the story. He urged us to drop the story, but denied ever threatening to assault a police officer.
‘Is it possible for a civilian to beat up a uniformed man in Nigeria?’ he asked in Yoruba language, ‘I would advise you do not write the story because there is no sense in it,’ he added.