Some fans of the artiste, who expressed anger at his arrest on Facebook, berated the police for judging him by his appearance.
One Julian Anyanwu said, “They should free him. His name is Uche, aka Suruche. He’s an artist. Right from our secondary school days, he likes acting crazy but isn’t one.”
Another user, Nweoke Mary, wrote, “They should leave the guy. He is Innocent, what did he do. Suruche01 that is his Instagram handle. It is very clear he is not a thief. Na crime to get tattoo. is the guy profession. You don’t expect him to dress like a pastor.this is no excuse. Where is it written that you can’t have tattoos and tie your hair. They should leave this guy’s trying to provide for themselves and go for the main criminal.”
One Owoeye Ademola-Oba claimed that the suspect was well known in the Ikotun area of Lagos.
“He drives a Toyota Solara and drives so crazy around the neighborhood.. Even the police in that axis knows him well. He’s an artiste!” he added.
Another fan, Ekeh Richard, wrote, “I listened to his interview; he communicates well and fluent. His only offense is tattoos but is having tattoos an offense? Nigeria police sef.”