The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Adekunle Temitope, popularly known as Small Doctor for unlawful possession of firearms and for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer along Oshodi.
Briefing newsmen on Monday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi said the ‘Penalty’ singer was arrested along with three other persons.
“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,” Imohimi said.
“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.
According to Imohimi, 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.
“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 and the pellets from the gun injured four people who were rushed to the hospital,” he added.
Small Doctor is expected to be charged to court soon.