Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the arrest of Adekunle Temitope, aka Small Doctor, for unlawful possession of firearms and for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer.
According to Punch, the Lagos State Police Command paraded the musician on Monday along with three other suspects.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said, “It was alleged that some unknown men, four of them, in an unregistered green SUV had brought out a gun and threatened a policeman that if he does not leave the road, they will shoot him.
“Believing that they were armed robbers, I sent out my men and fortunately, with the DPO in charge of Shogunle division, they were able to intercept them and the men were arrested and were brought down to the headquarters for interrogation.
“It was then discovered that one of them is the same Adekunle Temitope, a.k.a. ‘Small Doctor’. They were arrested in possession of a functional rifle, cartridge and some of their personal belongings.”
SInce the news broke, Nigerians have been reacting to it on Twitter. See some of the best reacting below:
This Small Doctor issue is a typical illustration of Trust nobody. Brand dey arrest Brand influencer onto say he carry Brand product.
— TheRawDeeya TRD (@rawdeeya_xo) December 3, 2018
Police arrest their ambassador, small doctor for illegal possession of firearms
This country is a shame pic.twitter.com/2krXM6GIIC
— Mister Skillz 🇳🇬 (@ennyade66) December 3, 2018
Could it be that Small doctor uses guns to kill mosquitoes? pic.twitter.com/DU1AfeGzq8
— Uncle Tolu😇 (@Bams_Jnr) December 3, 2018
Small Doctor had only one job,just one job,
Distribute insecticide to fight mosquitoes and he went to carry Gun 🤦♂️
— Bright Uchemadu (@iamswitchme) December 3, 2018
Small doctor, a police ambassador, was beaten blue black.
Las las, o ti gba penalty lo throwing. pic.twitter.com/4pDdBN5d6G
— Princess Ife❤️ (@ife_luv12) December 3, 2018
Could this Small Doctor’s arrest be a publicity stunt for his show this December? 🤔
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) December 4, 2018
Small Doctor: I Dey kill mosquito well well
Nigeria police: You say! pic.twitter.com/hAyP01mO3C
— Chemical Boy 🤞 (@OG_Samuel_jnr) December 4, 2018
Small doctor ti gba penalty lo throw in.
Oshey eyan Bobby Schmurda 😂😂
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@Baddman20) December 3, 2018
*log in on twitter after a stressful day*
Mbaka vs Peter obi
Modric vs Ronaldo & messi fans #BallonDor
Small doctor vs Nigerian police
Burna boy vs we broke fans
I hate too much drama 😂 pic.twitter.com/CDHv6HEQsY
— Dpoaet (@Poaetic__) December 3, 2018