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In style Nigerian rapper, Sodiq Yusuf, fondly often called CDQ, has taken to his verified Instagram account to disclaim possession of any unlawful substance.

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The rap artiste was arrested by the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company on Wednesday for allegedly being in possession of some substance often called ‘loud’ ― a hashish variant.

Talking about his ordeal, CDQ mentioned in a press release launched on Friday that he was not in possession of any unlawful substance when personnel of the NDLEA stormed his Lekki residence.

He mentioned, “Given the latest allegations made in opposition to me bothering on possession of medication and different associated issues, I want to state in very clear phrases that I’ve by no means been in possession of any unlawful substance in in anyway kind, neither have I ever had any trigger to course of, visitors, promote or use any unlawful substance.

“I’m not unmindful of the truth that the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) is statutorily empowered to implement legal guidelines in opposition to the overall utilization of prohibited medicine and their actions ought to be carried out inside the ambit of the legislation. Nonetheless, my expertise with the officers of the NDLEA on the 14th day of April 2021, proper from the second I used to be purportedly arrested from my home to the purpose and method with which my statements had been taken, proved in any other case.”

The rap artiste said that primarily based on the latest incident, he instructed his authorized counsel to look into the matter.

“That mentioned, it’s crucial to say that I’ve instructed my authorized counsel to make sure that the allegation/matter in its entirety, inclusive of the defamatory statements by a number of individuals, is adopted to a logical finish,” CDQ mentioned.

He added, “Though I reserve the best to answer varied falsehoods in opposition to me as printed on a number of blogs, information websites, and many others, that I used to be arrested with a hashish variant, I urge the complete public to please be aware that I used to be not discovered with any kind/variant of any unlawful substance on the day I used to be purportedly arrested at my Lekki residence.

“There was no conclusive report by the NDLEA on any wrongdoing, neither have I been convicted by any court docket of competent jurisdiction in regards to the foregoing.

“Once more, I don’t interact myself with any unlawful substance for any purpose(s) in anyway. I’m dedicated to doing my easiest as knowledgeable recording artiste and making certain that I’m a law-abiding citizen of this nation.”

Yesterday, in an unique chat with The PUNCH, NDLEA’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the arrest of the rapper, saying the case was nonetheless being investigated as some substance often called ‘loud’ ― a hashish variant ― was discovered within the rapper’s home.

Babafemi mentioned, “Sure, CDQ was arrested in his home at Lekki for being in possession of hashish. He was arrested primarily based on intelligence. As of final evening, he was granted administrative bail, however he’s anticipated again into custody right now as a result of it’s an ongoing investigation.

“Some substances had been discovered and he talked about some names of another large artistes. So, it’s an ongoing investigation.”

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