Did the Police err in handcuffung Obinim? How does anybody know that a person once arrested “will not run away” or escape? Who says prominent/rich people do not escape when arrested?
Have we checked how the police in the USA and other so-called advanced democracies cuff or secure suspects?
Securing an arrested person or a suspect being escorted is not just for fun or to humiliate them.
This is not only to prevent such persons from escaping but also from receiving items or implements from others and harming themselves or harming others including the arresting or escorting officers while in the custody of the officer(s).
Assuming Obinim had not been handcuffed and he had escaped from the custody of the Police, what would all these people criticising the Police now would have said?
It is better to be safer than sorry. The Nima Police were right on this one.
[I will talk about the failure to prevent the massing of his supporters at thePolice station at another time.]