Nigerians have mocked musician Small Doctor over his arrest for alleged illegal possession of firearm and threat to shoot a police traffic officer.
The 22-year-old was paraded along with three others at the Lagos Police Command on Monday.
Parading the suspects, Lagos police boss Imohimi Edgal said that he was disappointed with the musician’s conduct because he had a case with the State CID, Panti for shooting a gun at his Agege show where he injured four persons.
“I am concerned as one will expect that a popular musician like him would be a role model but his character of gangsterism is nothing to emulate,” he said.
Small Doctor was among a group of popular Nigerian entertainers appointed police ambassador earlier this year.
The ‘Penalty’ singer and others like Omoni Oboli, Odunlade Adekola, Sound Sultan, Dr Sid, Korede Bello and Ruggedman were seen in police uniforms posing with celebrity police officer Dolapo Badmos.
He also performed at a show tagged ‘Entertainment Meets Security at the University of Lagos in March.
Taking a cue from the popular line “won ti gba penalty lo throw-in (they have played penalty kick out to a throw-in)”, Nigerians took to social media to mercilessly troll the embattled musician.
See some of the reactions below
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
But those police officers should have known better. Why arrest small doctor for illegal possession of firearms?
He has every right to carry those weapons because apart from saving us from Malaria, him dey use am kill Mosquito well well.
— The Mac Nels™ (@Macnels) December 3, 2018
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
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
What rubbish is this, Small Doctor arrested for unlawful possession of firearm?
Lies from the pit of Nigerian police force.
— Ogochukwu ❤️ (@_emmalez) December 3, 2018
Whoever brought the idea of Small Doctor being a Police Ambassador deserves to be sacked from the Police
— Deji Adeyanju (LadiSpeaks) (@LadiSpeaks) 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
Could this Small Doctor’s arrest be a publicity stunt for his show this December? 🤔
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) December 4, 2018
People are worried about Small Doctor getting arrested.
He’s just hanging out with friends, nothing serious. pic.twitter.com/nmOVARPPpZ
— Faraz Muhammad (@fvraz_muhammad) December 4, 2018
Small doctor ti gba penalty lo throw in.
Oshey eyan Bobby Schmurda 😂😂
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@Baddman20) December 3, 2018
See the gun Small Doctor was found with..
I’m still asking myself
Na Hunter?! 😂
Well he hunts mosquito well well pic.twitter.com/Do6u4H1PIS
— Olayinka Daniel (@daniel_olayk) December 3, 2018