Nigerian Rapper and songwriter, CDQ has cried out after he was reportedly assaulted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) personnel.
According to the Punch, on Wednesday night, men of the NDLEA arrested CDQ, in his Lekki residence.
He was said to have been picked up by the anti-drug enforcement agency for allegedly violating the drug law following an intelligence report which the agency caught wind of.
However, in an exclusive chat with The PUNCH, NDLEA’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed his arrest, saying the case was still being investigated as some substance known as ‘loud’ ― a cannabis variant ― was found in the rapper’s house.
Babafemi said, “Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for being in possession of cannabis. He was arrested based on intelligence. As of last night, he was granted administrative bail, but he is expected back into custody today because it is an ongoing investigation.
“Some substances were found and he mentioned some names of some other big artistes. So, it is an ongoing investigation.”
Babafemi further noted that CDQ cooperated as he mentioned names of other big artists who used the substance.
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The spokesman told The PUNCH that the outcome of the investigation would determine if the rapper would be charged to court or counselled by the agency.
He said, “The outcome of the investigation would determine what would happen. There are cases whereby the investigation shows some sufficient infractions, and then the case will go to court. There are other cases whereby if the quantity is insignificant, we will bring him in for counselling and possible rehabilitation. Those are likely scenarios that will happen.”
CDQ who felt abashed and displeased by such an act meted out on him, took to his Instagram page to lament terribly while describing it as a set-up.
In his words:
“No sleep for the wicked iyalaya yin o ni sun for dis Lagos… They tryna set me up today but Olohun wa.”
A netizen identified as wilmerafrica who claimed to have witnessed the action also gave his own side of the story.
“I WAS THERE LIVE They stormed his house claiming right to search his place saying they are from NDLEA Lagos branch and that they were there to search for drugs based on the information they got.
All he did was ask for warrant and ID cards but they were reluctant and there was this stubborn one among them who was talking aggressively to him and trying to force himself into the house but cdq refused the man got angry and pushed him bridging his privacy next thing we could hear was sound of slaps like really hot slaps and the same man was shouting at him to turn his phone off.. Omo e choke”