Nigerian singer, Small Doctor has stated that he has licence to carry a gun. He made this statement shortly after getting released by a court where he was charged for gun possession. The singer was arrested alongside 3 other young men after they threatened a police officer with a gun.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi confirmed his arrest and paraded the musician along with three others.
He said “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.”
I have licence to carry a gun – Small Doctor
The commissioner of police went on to state that Small Doctor had earlier been involved in a similar offence and is currently under investigation for firing live ammunition at the Agege stadium after a show on November 27.
He added that: “Adekunle Temitope, also known as 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.”
Speaking after his release, Small Doctor said: “It was a case of misunderstanding and everything is settled. My fans need to know that I will not get involved in any illegality. The younger ones look up to me for hope and I will never let them down”.
The singer insisted that he doesn’t get involved in any form of illegality: “I cannot be involved in any illegal activity. There is no way I will hold a firearm without having a licence”