comedian De General arrested

Nigeria: comedian De General arrested in drug raid

The popular Nigerian comedian Sunday Joshua, popularly known as De General has been arrested during a raid by the drug law enforcement agency.

De General has been arrested with three suspects who were in possession of 200 sachets of 225 mg Tramadol – a restricted drug used to treat pain – and 1,5 Kg of cannabis.

In the course of the operation, some persons including the suspected dealer ran away with bags suspected to contain exhibits.

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The comedian has not commented about the arrest but a statement from the agency said he admitted to owning the drugs found in his house. His friends have however told local media that he was set up.

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