Grammy-award-winning UK-based Ghanaian musician, Fuse ODG, has revealed how he was brutalised and seriously traumatised by UK police officers who claimed they smelled cannabis (weed) in his car.
Fuse released video footage of the incident, which happened on 8th February 2023.
The multi-platinum-selling artist and his business partner were returning from a meeting in their Range Rover when police stopped them in Brixton.
The officer wanted to arrest them but they refused, asking on which basis he wanted to make the arrest.
The officers got physical with them at that point as Fuse continued to refuse being arrested, repeatedly asking them if they have a warrant.
Sharing the video on his Instagram, Fuse said: “This incident took place a few months back on 28th Feb 2023. I was dragged out of my car and handcuffed in the middle of the street in Brixton with no warning or explanation. After the incident, I spent 6 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.
“It’s wild that this is the normal reality for too many of us growing up in this country But even wilder is that, this is still the reality in a post George Floyd world,”
Watch Fuse being manhandled by UK police below…