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Police arraign Small Doctor, others over possession of firearms

Small Doctor
Small Doctor
Robert Awokuse
The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday, December 4, dragged hip pop musician, Temitope Adekunle, also known as Small Doctor and three members of his band before a Lagos State Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Ebute-metta for illegal possession of firearms.
The police in a motion ex-parte, argued by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Cyril Ajifor asked the court for an order requiring the artiste and other respondents to execute or enter into a recognizance with sureties to keep the peace in Shogunle area of Lagos State and its environs, for a period of one year.
Ajifor also asked the court to compel them not to engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the community to cause breach of public peace or disturb of peace within or outside the community within this period.
In a seven-paragraph affidavit deposed to by one Inspector Kasali Saturani, the police claimed that the respondents were caught with a double barrel English made pistol at Shogunle area of the state.
Chief Magistrate A. O. Komolafe after listening to the lawyer granted the orders as prayed.
She also released the musician and the two other respondents to two sureties with N5 million bond each.
The court also made an order binding them for a period of one year, not to engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the Shogunle community and Lagos State by extension, to cause breach of public peace or disturb peace within or outside the community and Lagos State.
The suspect was on Monday paraded at the Police command headquarters at Ikeja after he was arrested around Oshodi for allegedly threatening to open fire on a Police officer.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had told journalists that Small Doctor had, in the past, allegedly fired shots and injured four people.
He noted that the injured persons were admitted to a hospital and vowed that the artiste would be made to face the law.

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