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NDLEA Arrests CDQ For Possessing Indian Hemp
The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has reportedly arrested talented Nigerian singer, Sodiq Yusuf, popularly known as CDQ, over alleged possession of Indian hemp.
The arrest was made as part of the effort to curtail the use of drugs in the country.
It was learnt that the artiste was arrested at his house in Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government by the anti-drug enforcement agency.
The agency noted that the rapper has been granted bail but remains under investigation.
The Director, Media, and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, while confirming the arrest, said some substance known as ‘loud’, a cannabis variant was found in the rapper’s house.
He further stated that CDQ cooperated during his arrest and mentioned the names of other big artistes who use the substance.
The spokesman said the outcome of the investigation would determine if the rapper would be charged to court or counselled by the agency.
Babafemi said, “Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for being in possession of cannabis. He was arrested based on intelligence. As of last night, he was granted administrative bail, but he is expected back into custody today because it is an ongoing investigation.
“Some substances were found and he mentioned some names of some other big artistes. So, it is an ongoing investigation.
“The outcome of the investigation would determine what would happen. There are cases whereby the investigation shows some sufficient infractions, and then the case will go to court. There are other cases whereby if the quantity is insignificant, we will bring him in for counselling and possible rehabilitation. Those are likely scenarios that will happen.”
The talented rapper in a post on his Instagram account, noted that he was set up by someone.
He wrote, “No sleep for the wicked. Iyalaya yin o ni sun for dis Lagos (Your forebears won’t sleep in this Lagos)… They tryna set me up today but Olohun wa.”