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Popular musician Small Doctor Released from Prison by magistrate court

Valentine Chinyem



Sequel to the arrest of Adekunle Temitope, popularly known by his stage name ‘Small Doctor’, the Lagos state police command today arraigned the ariste for harrasing a police man with a firearm and also being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

He was arrainged alonside his colleagues, who were arrested with during the search.

However, the magistrate court sitting at Ebute Meta, Lagos ruled in favour of the musician on Tuesday, saying he had licence to carry a gun.

Edgal Imohimi, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, stated while parading the suspects on Monday, that the IGP has issued an order that all those with similar rifles to relinquish the ammunition to the state regardless of their licences.

“You will recall that only recently, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, gave a window of opportunity for all those who have this category of firearms to return them. All licences were cancelled and all approvals were suspended,” the CP said during the parade.

The musician was among a group of popular Nigerian entertainers appointed ambassador to the Nigeria Police Force earlier this year.

The group, including Omoni Oboli, Odunlade Adekola, Sound Sultan, Dr Sid, Korede Bello and Ruggedman, were seen in Police uniforms posing with Officer Dolapo Badmos.

He also performed at a show tagged ‘Entertainment Meets Security’ at the University of Lagos in March.