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After being handcuffed by Met Police, Fuse ODG complains.

Fuse ODG, a singer, has filed an official complaint against the Met Police after being handcuffed by cops.

The London-born Afrobeat performer, whose true name is Nana Richard Abiona, said on February 28 that he was “racially profiled” by four officers in Brixton.

On Thursday, he posted an Instagram video of the encounter in which cops told him they could smell cannabis.

According to the Met Police, the complaint is being investigated by officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards.

The force also stated that a voluntary reference to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) had been made.

“I spent six hours in A&E due to how tightly they clamped the cuffs on me… (excruciating pain! ), as well as suffering neck and back pain for the following weeks,” Fuse ODG wrote on Instagram.

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The British-Ghanaian musician stated that he chose not to disclose the video footage earlier this year, but that he has “taken the time to process the incident” since then.

He was in a car with his manager, Andre Hackett, when officers took him out and placed him in handcuffs.

“It’s crazy that this is the normal reality for too many of us growing up in this country,” Mr Abiona added. Even stranger, this is still the truth in a post-George Floyd world.


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