Small Doctor arrested over illegal possession of firearm

Musician Small Doctor has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over unlawful possession of firearm and allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer.

Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal paraded the 22-year-old and three others at a press briefing on Monday.

Mr Edgal said that he was disappointed with the musician’s conduct because he had a case with the State CID, Panti for shooting a gun at his Agege show where he injured four persons.

“You would have thought the incident would caution him but surprisingly today, I got a situation report from traffic monitors at the Oshodi expressway about four unknown gunmen in green unregistered SUV.

“He (Small Doctor) allegedly brought out a weapon and threatened to fire the policemen. Fortunately, the DPO and other policemen at Shogunle intercepted the suspects and arrested them.

“When they were brought here it was discovered that one of them was the same Adekunle Temitope aka Small Doctor with three others and they were arrested with a functional rifle, a cartridge and some personal items.

“I am concerned as one will expect that a popular musician like him would be a role model but his character of gangsterism is nothing to emulate,” he said.

The CP further urged celebrities to stop involving themselves in issues of gangsterism and conflicts that do not portray their image positively.

“You will recall that the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris has a window period for submission of all firearms as all licences had been cancelled and all approvals suspended.

“I have directed that the case be properly investigated and they will be charged for threatening violence on policemen and being in possession of firearm,” Edgal said.

Small Doctor was among a group of popular Nigerian entertainers appointed police ambassador earlier this year.

The ‘Penalty’ singer and others like Omoni Oboli, Odunlade Adekola, Sound Sultan, Dr Sid, Korede Bello and Ruggedman were seen in police uniforms in pictures that went viral on the internet.

He also performed at a show tagged ‘Entertainment Meets Security at the University of Lagos in March.

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