A ‘troll’ posted on Kerala Police’s official Facebook page warning the public against potential online fraud through fake emails in the name of ministers and officials by Nigerians has evoked sharp criticism from Nigerian actor Samuel Abiola Robinson who shot to fame after his performance in the Malayalam movie Sudani From Nigeria in 2018.
In their signature social media style, Kerala Police had used actor Samuel Abiola Robinson’s still from the Sudani From Nigeria for the same. However, Samuel objected to the same through his page, a while later.
Kerala Police’s Facebook post backfired after Robinson protested vehemently against racist prejudice.
The actor said, “I don’t appreciate my image and likeness being used for things such as this. While I appreciate the work that the Kerala Police does. I, in no way support Fraud from any Country and I don’t appreciate being associated with it. Just because I’m a Nigerian doesn’t mean that I’m a fraudster.”
“Actually many scams are of Chinese or Vietnam origin and they just use Nigerian code names. I am not a fraudster and I don’t appreciate this,” his post reads.
He wrapped up the post requesting not to generalize things.
Robinson said: “You are also not a rapist just because you are an Indian man. Please stop generalizing these things there are millions of Nigerians and billions of Indians. It’s not very constructive to assume that all are the same. Thank you.”
Shortly after this, the police removed the troll from their Facebook page.