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Court acquits skit maker, De General for alleged drug trafficking



Nigerian skit maker, Joshua Sunday popularly known as De General was on Monday acquitted for alleged drug trafficking by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

De General was arraigned in court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, alongside Caleb William, a cinematographer after being arrested for unlawfully dealing in 15 g of Cannabis and 14 g of tramadol in Lekki area of Lagos state. They were both charged to court with three counts of trafficking Tramadol and Cannabis Sativa.

The duo who pleaded not guilty to the charge, however told the court that they’ve never tasted drugs. They maintained that the substances were props for their comedy skit, which they were about shooting before being arrested.

Ruling on the case, Justice Daniel Osiagor who noted that the volume of substance was minimal, said he would rather acquit the defendants and caution them, rather than sentence them.

The defendants were cautioned and asked to “go and sin no more”.