Sunday Joshua nicknamed De General, a prominent Nigerian social media skit maker, has been paraded by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos, for alleged possession of hard drugs. ayokinews.com reports
According to the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the suspect allegedly acknowledged to owning illicit substances found in his home.
He stated that the social media celebrity was apprehended in the early hours of Wednesday during a raid on a known drug joint in Lagos state’s Orchid Estate, Lekki region.
According to Babafemi, narcotic officers raided the drug joint in the estate based on solid intelligence, and three suspects were caught with illicit substances, including 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5 kilos of cannabis sativa.
He said that during the operation, some individuals, including the suspected dealer, fled the scene with bags believed to contain exhibits.
Babafemi stated that a trail led them to a house at 2B Saula Akinlolu street, Orchid Estate, which is the home of 22-year-old skit maker, Sunday Joshua (aka De General).
He said, “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. 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.
“This was after the suspect had requested to record on video the search, which the officers out of 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 suspect admitted ownership of the drugs recovered from his house.”