Music star, Adekunle Temitope, better known as Small Doctor, has reportedly been arrested by the Nigerian police 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.”
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.”
Below is how Nigerians are reacted to the news:
This Small Doctor issue is a typical illustration of Trust nobody. Brand dey arrest Brand influencer onto say he carry Brand product.
— TheRawDeeya TRD (@rawdeeya_xo) December 3, 2018
Small Doctor has been arrested and paraded for Unlawful Possession of Firearms charges and has been accused of threatening to shoot a Police officer. Small Doctor is a Nigerian Police Ambassador by the way. He done enter big trouble sha.
— Deji Adeyanju | World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) December 3, 2018
Small Doctor said ” Buhari Ye Ma Sun ” in a show
Months before his Agege Concert Small Doctor a Police Brand Ambassador got arrested by the brand for carrying the most important weapon that is used by the brand
dis nuh make sense but… pic.twitter.com/BveBDYSzWl
— Enekem 💎 (@EnekemGreg) December 3, 2018
Could it be that Small doctor uses guns to kill mosquitoes? pic.twitter.com/DU1AfeGzq8
— Uncle Tolu😇 (@Bams_Jnr) December 3, 2018
Small Doctor had only one job,just one job,
Distribute insecticide to fight mosquitoes and he went to carry Gun 🤦♂️
— Bright Uchemadu (@iamswitchme) December 3, 2018
Small doctor ti gba penalty lo throw in.
Oshey eyan Bobby Schmurda 😂😂
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@Baddman20) December 3, 2018
Now Small Doctor will be busy killing mosquitoes very well, in the police cell
— David (@Not_My_Thought) December 3, 2018
Police: what are you doing with guns..
Small doctor: e dey kee mosquito Well well
— Giwa Yusuf (@yusu_f7) December 3, 2018