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With the rise of instant photo & video messaging platforms like Snapchat and Insta Stories it’s become quite the norm to post your daily activities on to your social media page. Whether it’s driving to work or grabbing a bite to eat.

#Foodie is one of the most popular tags on Instagram for good reason.

Anyways before I digress let me get to the reason for this post, yesterday entertainment blogger UnilagOlodo (Ibrahim Salawu) took to his page to put the management of popular Lagos eatery – Mega Chicken on blast for harassing him with the mobile policemen stationed at the restaurant.

His crime? Taking pictures inside the restaurant. The incident occurred at the Ikota-Lekki Epe Highway branch of the popular restaurant yesterday [Sept. 5] evening.

He narrated his ordeal in his Instagram page writing,

So foodie like myself that’s been starving all evening made a video of the food while deciding what to order at Mega Chicken Ikota and the security came asking me to delete it.

I found it very annoying and refused. Dude went to call MOPOL on top my matter and caused a scene, seizing, insisting I open, and almost breaking my phone.

I’ve basically spent too much money on these people and endured their useless services (especially lack of available delivery staff) over the years so this really pissed me off.

So my people, help me understand and make sense of what just happened o.

Questions:
1. Is it an offence to take pictures now at fast foods? (Aren’t fast foods public places?)

2. Were the MOPOL right to check my phone (my private property) looking for picture I took?

3. While making a LIVE VIDEO (which was posted anyway) the MOPOL grabbed my iPhone 7, almost broke it while wrestling it from me. Is this RIGHT?

4. DOES MEGA CHICKEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO HARASS CUSTOMERS WHEN THEY NEVER PUT ANY NOTICE PROHIBITING USE OF MOBILE PHONES IN THEIR PREMISES?

5. What will be done about the public humiliation I endured and the stress on my sister who has a headache right now as a result while people were gathered around as if I stole food?

Pretty much questions I need answers to because no theft was committed, no intellectual property abuse, no sign stating its “NO CAMERA” Policy. So I’ll know if this is how we’ll be doing o ?

Watch the video below

THE UNFAIR TREATMENT METED OUT ON CUSTOMERS BY MEGA CHICKEN. . So foodie like myself that's been starving all evening made a video of the food while deciding what to order at Mega Chicken Ikota and the security came asking me to delete it. . I found it very annoying and refused. Dude went to call MOPOL on top my matter and caused a scene, seizing, insisting I open, and almost breaking my phone. . I've basically spent too much money on these people and endured their useless services (especially lack of available delivery staff) over the years so this really pissed me off. . So my people, help me understand and make sense of what just happened o. . Questions: 1. Is it an offence to take pictures now at fast foods? (Aren't fast foods public places?) . 2. Were the MOPOL right to check my phone (my private property) looking for picture I took? . 3. While making a LIVE VIDEO (which was posted anyway) the MOPOL grabbed my iPhone 7, almost broke it while wrestling it from me. Is this RIGHT? . 4. DOES MEGA CHICKEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO HARASS CUSTOMERS WHEN THEY NEVER PUT ANY NOTICE PROHIBITING USE OF MOBILE PHONES IN THEIR PREMISES? . 5. What will be done about the public humiliation I endured and the stress on my sister who has a headache right now as a result while people were gathered around as if I stole food? . Pretty much questions I need answers to because no theft was committed, no intellectual property abuse, no sign stating its “NO CAMERA” Policy. So I'll know if this is how we'll be doing o 🙄

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I go to Mega Chicken a lot (their yam porridge is the shit!) and while I have to admit their customer service has declined in the last couple of months, this is on the other hand is quite shocking.

I have been there and I have snapchatted. Just yesterday morning I did a snapchat, which means this could have been me, it could have been anyone! Living in Nigeria is so stressful, one can’t even go to a restaurant in peace for fear of being brutalized by management and police!

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