By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
To serve as deterrent to others, the Nigerian Police, Lagos Command on Tuesday dragged hip pop musician, Temitope Adekunle, also known as, Small Doctor and two members of his band before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ebute-metta over illegal possession of firearms.
They were arraigned barely 24 hours after been paraded by Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, for threatening to shot at a policeman and others within Shogunle axis of the state.
The police, in a motion ex-parte by Cyril Ajifor asked the court for an order requiring the artiste and other respondents to execute or enter into a recognizance with sureties to keep the peace within their community in another one year.
Ajifor further asked the court to compel them not to engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the community to cause breach of public peace or disturb peace within or outside the community within this period.
In a seven-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Kasali Saturani, the police claimed that the respondents were caught with a double barrel English made pistol at Shogunle area of the state.
Chief magistrate A. O. Komolafe after listening to the lawyer granted the orders as prayed and released the musician and the two other respondents to two sureties with N5 million bond each.
The court also made an order binding them for a period of one years, not to engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the Shogunle community and Lagos State by extension, to cause breach of public peace or disturb peace within or outside the community and Lagos State.