Sunday Joshua Martins, the Nigerian skit maker better known as De General, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos.
Debo ‘Mr. Macaroni’ Adebayo, one of his colleagues, confirmed Martins’ arrest in a video shared on his Twitter page.
The comedian said the NDLEA officials raided the skit maker’s Lagos home in the early hours of Wednesday.
“So you people’s work is to enter people’s houses in the middle of the night to beat and harass citizens. This is happening right now. We don’t know where they have taken him to. Oppressors everywhere,” he wrote.
In the video, De General could be seen arguing with men in red jackets until the device filming was knocked off.
NDLEA!!! OLEEE!!! Barawoooo!!!!
So you people’s work is to be entering people’s houses in the middle of the night to be beating and harassing citizens. This is happening right now. We don’t know where they have taken him to. Oppressors everywhere!!! pic.twitter.com/0dlgE3oMLK
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) January 12, 2022Advertisement
Femi Babafemi, a spokesperson of the NDLEA, also confirmed to TheCable Lifestyle that De General is being held in the agency’s custody.
He said certain “illegal drugs” were found on the skit maker during the raid, thereby necessitating his arrest.
In a follow-up statement on the raid, Babafemi added that three other suspects were arrested alongside De General.
He said the “illicit drugs found on the suspects are 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5kilograms of cannabis sativa.”
“Operatives of the NDLEA… arrested a skit maker, Sunday Joshua, popularly known on social media as De-General, following the raid of a notorious drug joint at Orchid Estate, Lekki area of Lagos state,” the statement read.
“Acting on credible intelligence, narcotic officers stormed the drug joint in the estate, where three suspects were arrested with illicit drugs including 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5kilograms of cannabis sativa.
“In the course of the operation, some persons including the suspected dealer ran away with bags suspected to contain exhibits.
“A trail showed they ran into a house located at 2B Saula Akinlolu way, Orchid estate, which is the residence of 22-year-old Sunday Joshua (aka De General). The young men started to make noise to prevent a search.
“The operatives introduced themselves as officers of NDLEA and submitted for search before entry. The search led to the recovery of drug exhibits including cannabis sativa; Tramadol 225mg, and some paraphernalia for drug use.”
According to the NDLEA spokesman, “De General has admitted ownership of the drugs recovered from his house.”
The development comes less than a year after Pankeeroy, another skit maker, was arrested by the commission for alleged cyber fraud.
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