Nigeria popular musician Adekunle Temitope aka Small Doctor and three others were yesterday arrested by police operatives for alleged illegal possession of firearms and threatening to shoot a traffic policeman.
It was gathered that Small Doctor was nabbed around Oshodi , the Police ambassador was paraded at the Police Headquarters in the state for also threatening a police officer with gun.
The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the arrest, said the musician had, last week, fired some shots with a pump action rifle during a show at Agege area of Lagos, injuring four persons
He said he had a pending case at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Imohimi Edgal said: “You would have thought the incident would have made him to be wiser, but surprisingly today (yesterday), I got a situation report from traffic monitors on Oshodi Expressway alleging that four gunmen in green unregistered Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) threatened to shoot them.
He added “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 gangsterism and conflicts that do not portray them well. “You will recall that the Inspector General of Police, I-G Ibrahim Idris has a window period for submission of all firearms as all licenses 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 firearms,” he said. Previous offence