NDLEA confirms arrest, release of rapper CDQ for being in possession of Cannabis, says he’s expected back for further questioning


The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, has confirmed the arrest and release of popular rap artiste CDQ who was nabbed for being in possession of banned substance, Cannabis, which is popularly known as ”loud”.

Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi in an interview with Punch confirmed the arrest of the rapper who was nabbed by NDLEA operatives in Lagos last night April 14.

According to him, the agency got intelligence that the rapper had the banned substance and stormed his Lekki home and arrested him. Babafemi said he has been granted bail but is expected back into custody today as he is still under investigation.

“Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for having 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 artists. So, it is an ongoing investigation.”

Babafemi further revealed that the outcome of the investigation would determine if the rapper would be charged to court or counselled by the agency.

“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,” he said.

Last night, CDQ left a message on his IG page saying some persons are trying to set him up.

“No sleep for the wicked. Iyalaya yin o ni sun for dis Lagos… They tryna set me up today but Olohun way.”


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