Musician, Small Doctor, has been arrested and paraded before the public after he allegedly threatened to shoot a police officer.
The singer, well known for his song, ‘Penalty’, was arrested in Oshodi, Lagos State.
Small Doctor, whose real name is Adekunle Temitope, according to State Police Commissioner, Egdal Imohimi, was already under investigation for allegedly firing gunshots and injuring four people at one of his shows.
“You would have thought the incident would caution him but surprisingly today, I got a situation report from traffic monitors at the Oshodi expressway about four unknown gunmen in green unregistered SUV,” Commissioner Imohimi said.
Small Doctor is well-known for his popular song, 'Penalty'
“He allegedly brought out a weapon and threatened to fire the policemen. Fortunately, the DPO and other policemen at Shogunle intercepted the suspects and arrested them.
“When they were brought here it was discovered that one of them was the same Adekunle Temitope a.k.a Small Doctor with three others and they were arrested with a functional rifle, a cartridge and some personal items.
“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.”
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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.”