- Music star, Adekunle Temitope, better known as Small Doctor, has reportedly been arrested by the Nigerian police
- He was reportedly arrested for the unlawful possession of firearms
- According to reports, he allegedly threatened to shoot a police officer on traffic duty along Oshodi, Lagos
- The star was arrested alongside three other suspects
Nigerian music star, Small Doctor, has reportedly been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for the unlawful possession of firearms and also allegedly threatening to shoot a police man on traffic duty.
According to the Punch, the musician was paraded on Monday, December 3, 2018, alongside three other suspects.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, reportedly revealed to the press that four men in an unregistered SUV brought out a gun and threatened a police man.
“It was alleged that some unknown men, four of them, in an unregistered green SUV had brought out a gun and threatened a policeman that if he does not leave the road, they will shoot him,
“Believing that they were armed robbers, I sent out my men and fortunately, with the DPO in charge of Shogunle division, they were able to intercept them and the men were arrested and were brought down to the headquarters for interrogation.
“It was then discovered that one of them is the same Adekunle Temitope, a.k.a. 'Small Doctor'. They were arrested in possession of a functional rifle, cartridge and some of their personal belongings.”
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The commissioner further revealed that this is not the first time the musician in having a shave with the law. According to him, the Penalty singer is currently under investigation for firing live ammunition on November 27 after a show at Agege Stadium.
In an interview with Premium Times, Small Doctor's manager, Segun Raheem, admitted that the singer owns a gun as he explained that it is licensed and for his personal protection.
He said: "Yes, Small Doctor was arrested and paraded today by the police but I can confirm to you that the rifle is licensed and it’s for his personal protection. He was on his way to catch an appointment when he was stopped by the police and the arm was discovered during the search.”
“He tried to explain himself but the police didn’t hear him well and he was arrested and immediately dialed his station. They are still at the police station and there is an investigation ongoing to find out the license of the riffle.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Small Doctor's management revealed that the singer's performance at the recently held All Progressives Congress (APC) convention wasn't politically motivated.
A video of sensational singer performing during the recent APC convention in Abuja trended on social media.
He performed for party faithful which included President Muhammadu Buhari. While on stage, the singer sang one of his popular songs in putting President Buhari’s name. He sang: “Buhari, ye ma sun, gba ko je (Buhari, stop sleeping).” But this particular phrase has put the singer in trouble as many felt he was singing against the president.
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