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"Social Media Is A Fictitious Place, Stop Living Your Life By It'

In her recent post on Instagram, CSP Dolapo Badmus, the Lagos zonal police PRO, issued a candid advice to Nigerians about the usage of social media. According to her, people should stop living their lives by social media.

She opined that most of the things people see on social media are not real. Her words;

"I could remember a journey I made to UAE early this year, on arrival I saw a young guy with his friend came through from Economy class and sat on a seat in the business class....Due to my curiosity I asked him "why are you taking a picture at Business class since you flew economy?"

"He responded "mama you don't know what's up, it's called flexing..When I post this picture on gram, they will hail me that I've arrived" I laughed so hard and told him that could be misleading! But he shruggingly walked away!

"That left me thinking of how people can fake it! If you take a cue from everything you see on social media and want to be like that, you may end up behind bars! Most of those things are not real, don't go out of your way to commit crime just to be like someone else.....those hailing you won’t be there when the chips are down."