Basketmouth, the Nigerian comedian, says the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) wasted taxpayers’ money by arresting De General, the skit maker, over a pinch of weed.
Following the arrest of De General on Wednesday, the NDLEA said it recovered some cannabis sativa, 225mg worth of tramadol, and some paraphernalia for drug use during a search of the skit maker’s home in Lekki, Lagos.
Speaking in a comic video via his Instagram, Basketmouth taunted the NDLEA while describing the raid as a waste of taxpayers’ money.
He also said he thought the agency would find really incriminating evidence at Dr General’s home given that the raid occurred around midnight.
“I saw the news about the comedian the NDLEA arrested. I feared that he must be a drug dealer for the NDLEA to raid his home around 12 midnight. I thought they’d find like 300 kilograms of marijuana on him,” he said in Pidgin.
.@basket_mouth: Arrest of De General over small pinch of weed wasted taxpayers' money pic.twitter.com/FTwVGGeZjY
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“Only for me to see in the picture that it was a tenner, one you can just roll in two or three sticks. I wondered how the NDLEA guys felt after that raid, taking a boy with a pinch of weed to their head office.
“You’re supposed to have a bit of shame. Those dealing in weed, you know them. Why are you harassing people? Common, guys. We have bigger problems to worry about. These guys need those things.
“Have you read the headlines in Nigeria recently? Those things can make one take cocaine. It’s therapeutic for them. The country stresses boys.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not supporting the use of marijuana, I don’t do such.
“I’ll never do such a thing but what I’m saying is that you people are wasting taxpayers’ money to go and arrest someone with a small pinch of weed. You just wasted my money now.”
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