Singer Small Doctor is in serious trouble and that’s if he is found guilty of illegally possessing firearm. The men of the Lagos State Police Command yesterday arrested the singer and three other accomplices for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer. Police also claim the singer has been earlier prosecuted for a similar incident late November, when he fired pellets that injured four after a show at the Agege Stadium. According to Section 3 of Nigeria’s Firearm Act, which prohibits the possession or control of firearms, any person(s) found guilty shall be liable to a minimum sentence of ten years.
Section 4 of the same act, which restricts the possession or control of personal firearms, as well as Section 9 which restricts the possession or control of ammunition in respect of certain firearms, also state that anyone found guilty of violation is liable to serve jail term not exceeding five years.
Small Doctor who has had relative success in the music industry since he burst onto the scene few years ago will need to defend the allegations in court. Police didn’t say when the Agege-bred singer and his gang would make their first court appearance. Small Doctor and his friends have remained in police custody. The young singer remains a police ambassador alongside other top music artistes in Lagos State.