Nigerian skit maker, Sunday Joshua Martins, better known as De General, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers in Lagos.
The news of his arrest was first confirmed by his colleague, Debo ‘Mr. Macaroni’.
The comedian posted a video via his Twitter page and said the NDLEA officials barged into the skit maker’s Lagos home in the early hours of Wednesday.
He wrote:“So you people’s work is to enter people’s houses in the middle of the night to beat and harass citizens. This is happening right now. We don’t know where they have taken him to. Oppressors everywhere.”
In the video, Mr Macaroni posted, De General could be seen exchanging words with men in red jackets until the device that was filming the scene was knocked off.
Following his arrest, the spokesperson of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, confirmed that the De General has been arrested and held in the agency’s custody.
He indicated that certain “illegal drugs” were found on the skit maker during the raid, and that prompted his arrest.
Babafemi also added that three other suspects were arrested alongside De General.
He said the “illicit drugs found on the suspects are 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5kilograms of cannabis sativa.”
“Operatives of the NDLEA… 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,” 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.
“A trail showed they ran into a house located at 2B Saula Akinlolu way, Orchid estate, which is the residence of 22-year-old Sunday Joshua (aka De General). The young men started to make noise to prevent a search.
“The operatives introduced themselves as officers of NDLEA and submitted for search before entry. The search led to the recovery of drug exhibits including cannabis sativa; Tramadol 225mg, and some paraphernalia for drug use.”
He added that “De General has admitted ownership of the drugs recovered from his house.”