Nigerian singer, Adekunle Temitope,who is popularly known by his stage name as Small Doctor,was arrested by the Lagos State police command over unlawful possession of firearms and also for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer.
The musician was apprehended alongside three other person as the Lagos State commissioner of police,Edgal imohimi confirmed the arrest moments ago. Small Doctor was arrested Iver allegations of trying to shoot 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 Adekunle Temitope, a.k.a. ‘Small Doctor’. They were arrested in possession of a functional rifle, cartridge and some of their personal belongings” Imohimi said.
The commissioner of police Lagos State also made mention that the singer had been involved a similar offence and the case is currently under thorough investigation for firing live ammunition at the Agree stadium after a show on November 27 which was said to have injured some persons.
He said: “Adekunle Temitope, a.k.a. ‘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.