Exclusive: The moment #Smalldoctor was arrested, today
As earlier report, singer Adekunle Temitope aka Small Doctor, was, today, arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for unlawful possession of firearms and for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer.
Now we have exclusively obtained a footage of when he was arrested and the gun allegedly found in the car conveying him.
Edgal Imohimi, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has revealed, while parading the musician along with three other persons, that Small Doctor was arrested on allegations that he threatened a Police officer who was on traffic duty along Oshodi, Lagos.
“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 Small Doctor. They were arrested in possession of a functional rifle, cartridge and some of their personal belongings,” Imohimi said.
According to the commissioner, the musician had earlier been involved in a similar offence and he is currently under investigation for firing live ammunition at the Agege stadium after a show on November 27, 2018.
He said: “Small Doctor was arrested and taken to the state CID for questioning. He was alleged to have fired a gun; the pellets from the gun injured four people who were rushed to the hospital. Small Doctor’ will be charged to court for prosecution.”
Confirming the incident in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Small Doctor’s manager, Segun Raheem, said his artiste indeed owns a personal rifle.
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 dialled his station.
They are still at the police station and there is an investigation ongoing to find out the license of the riffle.” A former bus conductor, Small Doctor came close to the music scene as a commercial bike rider who offered his service to many street artists