I was arrested, beaten during my first and only job interview –Daddy Showkey

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Veteran singer, Daddy Showkey, would
never forget the events that happened to him during his first and only
job interview. During a chat with Saturday Beats, he said that the event was so painful that it made him swear with his life that he would never work for anybody.

Although he was laughing while narrating the story, Showkey said it wasn’t funny when the incident happened.
He told Saturday Beats that he was accused of stealing a dog during his first job interview because he was a resident of Ajegunle.
He said, “I had a cousin who was working
with a security company and anytime she came to my mother’s house, she
noticed that I was always singing. She then called me one day and told
me that she would want me to come and work in her company because I
looked strong physically. She took it upon herself to write an
application letter to the company which was at Tin Can Island.
“The next day, she told me to go to the
company because they were expecting me for an interview. When I got
there, they checked my application letter and they realised that I was
from Ajegunle and that made them  have a wrong notion about me. The next
thing I was told was that their guard dog was missing. They approached
me and asked me if I stole the dog. I told them that I did not steal any
dog and I was scared of dogs. At the time, I did not know that there
were different species of dogs. Then, I was informed that their German
Shepherd was missing. I kept asking what a German shepherd was and
before I knew what was happening, they had beaten me blue black.
“They later took me to Apapa Police
Station. When we got there, I was fortunate enough to meet a police
woman who knew me because I used to do acrobatics with my friends at the
market. Immediately she saw me, she said that I was not a thief and
explained to her peers that I normally did acrobatics at the marketplace
and people used to give me money. As we were discussing, one of the
staff of the company ran to the police station to inform the manager
that they had seen the dog and that it was one of the guards that took
it for a walk. I still kept asking what a German shepherd was and when
they took me back to the company and showed me the dog, I was scared
because the dog was as big as a ram and it was fierce-looking. On that
day, I swore with my life that I would never work for anybody.”


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