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NDLEA nabs skit maker De-General in Lagos raid

The drugs seized from the suspects included 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5kg of cannabis.

• January 12, 2022
NDLEA, De-General
Composite of NDLEA officers and De-General used to illustrate the story

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a skit maker Sunday Joshua, popularly known on social media as ‘De-General’ at a notorious drug joint in Lagos.

The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said in a statement in Abuja that the comedian was arrested alongside three others on Wednesday.

Mr Babafemi stated that the arrest followed the raid of a notorious drug joint at Orchid Estate in the Lekki area of Lagos.

He added that the NDLEA operatives acted on credible intelligence by raiding the drug joint in the estate, where three suspects were arrested with illicit drugs. The drugs seized from the suspects included 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5kg of cannabis.

The NDLEA spokesman explained that De-General and other suspects tried to flee with bags suspected to contain “exhibits.”

He also mentioned that a trail showed that they ran into a house located at 2B Saula Akinlolu Way, Orchid Estate, which was the residence of the 22-year-old comedian.

“The young men started to make noise to prevent a search. The operatives introduced themselves as officers of NDLEA and submitted themselves for search before entry,” Mr Babafemi disclosed. “This was done and a search was conducted. The search led to the recovery of drug exhibits including cannabis sativa; Tramadol 225mg, and some paraphernalia for drug use.”

He added, “This was after the suspect had requested to record on video the search, which the officers out of a sense of civility allowed. The video trending on social media was the moment the suspect and his friends decided to disrupt the bid to conduct a search of the house.”

In his confessional statement in custody, the skit maker admitted ownership of the drugs recovered from his house, according to the NDLEA. 

(NAN)

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