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NDLEA reveals reason behind arrest of Instagram comedian DGeneral

January 12th 2022, 3:58:32 pm

The agency says DGeneral confessed to ownership of the seized drugs.

Nigerian skit maker Sunday Joshua popularly known as DGeneral [Instagram/DGeneral]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed the reasons behind the arrest of popular Instagram comedian DGeneral.

Sunday Joshua popularly known as DGeneral was arrested by men of the NDLEA at his residence on suspicion of possession of narcotics.

In a statement released by the spokesman for the agency, Femi Babafemi, the skit maker was arrested over drug-related issues.

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"Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in the early hours of today, Wednesday 12th January 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," part of 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.''

The agency said the popular comedian admitted to ownership of drugs recovered from his house.

The statement came hours after a video of men of the agency storming the residence of the comedian went viral on social media.

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