The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has spoken on what led to the arrest of fast-rising singers, Oniyide Azeez popularly known as Zinoleesky, and Ilerioluwa Oladimeji also known as Mohbad.
In the early hours of Thursday, February 24, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency stormed the residence of Marlian music artistes.
The officials reportedly carried out the arrest without having any search warrants, manhandling the artistes signed to Marlian Music, eyewitnesses claimed.
The NDLEA subsequently arrested the singers alongside three of their friends.
However, in an exclusive chat with Daily Trust, the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed and spoke on the arrest of the singers.
He stated that personnel of the agency found illicit drugs in the house of the artistes and this led to their arrest.
“Yes, they have been arrested because we had reliable information that they were in possession of drugs. We moved in on them and recovered drugs. That is why five of them were arrested; three males and two females.
When their house was searched we found in their possession molly and cannabis. The investigation is still ongoing but we have to trace where they are getting these substances from.”
This is coming weeks after Skit maker and comedian Sunday Joshua Martins a.k.a De general was convicted for unlawful possession of 15 grams of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Marijuana and 14grams of tramadol.