Small Doctor released from prison and warned to avoid violence for a year
Popular Nigerian musician, Temitope Adekunle, popularly known as Small Doctor, has been set free from police custody with a warning not to engage in any violent act for the next one year.
The singer release came after he was granted bail by a magistrate court in Ebute Meta, Lagos, barely 24 hours after he was arrested for alleged unlawful possession of a firearm and allegedly threatening violence against a police officer.
He was arrested on Tuesday at the Ebute Metta Magistrate court, alongside the three other persons arrested with him in Oshodi, Lagos. However, the magistrate court ruled in favour of Small Doctor.
The chief magistrate, A. O. Komolafe, during her ruling on Tuesday advised the musician and others arraigned alongside him to be of good behaviour before Small Doctor released from prison.
According to Premium Times, the proceeding, the police in a motion exparte filed and argued by Cyril Ajifor, an assistant superintendent of police, asked the court for an order requiring the musician and other respondents to execute or enter into a pledge with sureties to keep the peace in Shogunle and its environs of Lagos, for a period of one year.
Ajifor further requested that they should not for that period engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the community to cause breach of public peace or disturb peace within or outside the community.
Upon hearing from the police lawyer, the presiding chief magistrate released Small Doctor and other respondents to two sureties with N5 million bond each.
The magistrate also made an order banning them for a period of one year, not to engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the Shogunle community and Lagos State by extension.