Chidi Mokeme Chronicles Nighttime Police Arrest and Imprisonment
In a candid interview, Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme shared a revealing story about a night when he and his team encountered law enforcement while on their way to a film location.
Speaking with interviewer Chude, Mokeme disclosed the details of the incident that led to his arrest, detention, and eventual imprisonment.
Brush-Ins with the Law: Nighttime Challenges for Entertainers
Chidi Mokeme acknowledged that entertainers often face encounters with the law due to the nature of their careers. Moving at unconventional hours, especially during the night, poses challenges when interacting with law enforcement.
The actor highlighted the common scenario where police question individuals about their destination during late-night travels, particularly when involved in the entertainment industry.
The Perennial Question: “Which Work?”
Explaining the predicament faced by entertainers, Mokeme emphasized the recurring question posed by the police: “Which work?” He shared the challenges of convincing law enforcement officers that they were either heading to or returning from work-related activities, often leading to stops and inquiries.
Detention and Misunderstandings: The Night it Escalated
Chidi Mokeme delved into a specific incident when his team, equipped with gun props for a film shoot, encountered a misunderstanding with the police.
He revealed that the presence of gun props in their vehicle led to suspicions, and they were subsequently rounded up, detained, and eventually imprisoned.
Entertainers’ Struggles Unveiled: Production Vehicles and the Need to Explain
The actor shed light on the ongoing challenges faced by production crews, emphasizing that even today, production vehicles carrying crew members or cast members are required to stop and explain themselves to law enforcement officers, especially during nighttime travels.
The encounter highlighted the complexities faced by entertainers in their line of work.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn