Police in Amsterdam target Nigerians
Nigerian blogger Akin lives in Amsterdam and narrates here the events of June 15th in which Nollywood singer and actor Nkem Owoh (Osuofia) was arrested along with over 200 other Nigerians in the middle of his performance at the Grand Café, a Nigerian nightclub in South-East Amsterdam.
Not only has the mainstream media neglected to cover this story, the wider blogosphere has also ignored this reckless conduct by the Amsterdam police as we have also done with the recent killings of Osamuyia Aikpitanyhi and Eugene Obiora. Akin has been pushing the story forward, though, following up his original post with an editor's pick on African Loft and then yesterday's probing analysis of Owoh's hit song "I Go Chop Your Dollar."
The Dutch authorities seem to have mistakenly connected the singer and actor with the criminal underworld because of his personification of a "419" scammer in film and song. The mistake is ironically perpetuated in the the British IT rag The Register. In the comments below the story, some observant Nigerians do take on their slanted portrayal by western journalists. Owoh's arrest has also been reported on NigeriaMovies.