The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed the arrest of rapper CDQ on suspicion of cannabis possession.
The man born Sodiq Yusuf was arrested by men of the anti-narcotics agency at his Lekki residence on Wednesday night.
Spokesman for the agency Femi Babafemi confirmed the arrest to PUNCH on Thursday, adding that the 35-year-old had been granted bail but remained under investigation.
Babafemi added that CDQ mentioned names of other artistes who use the substance known on the street as “loud”.
“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,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman volunteered 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,” Babafemi said.
CDQ, however, claims that someone was 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 wa,” he wrote in a message posted on Twitter and Instagram on the day of his arrest.
“I have a lot to talk about but lemme get over the shock first,” he wrote in another message on Thursday.