De General, a well-known comedian, claims that the National Drug Enforcement Agency broke into his home on Tuesday night and arrested him.
During the visit, De General, whose real name is Sunday Martins, went live on his official Instagram page.
In a text message to our correspondent, NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi confirmed the incident.
“He’s a skit maker,” Babafemi wrote. His home was searched and drugs were discovered. We will issue a full statement on the arrest as soon as possible.”
DeGeneral’s video purportedly showed five men in his home dressed in NDLEA garb. They eventually restrained the comedian after he refused to stop filming the officers’ presence on video.
While another officer was talking to him, one of the officers in the video allegedly smashed the phone. Attempts to arrest the skit creator were met with resistance from the officers.
“What are you guys saying? I don’t have the right to make a video.” Let the rest of the world know what’s going on.” De General reacted to a female NDLEA officer who appeared to be in charge of the team.
Meanwhile, Amodu Ayodeji Peter, also known as Ayo the creator, a graphic designer and content creator, was at the skit maker’s house at the time of the incident.
On his Instagram page, Ayo the creator also shared his version of the event. He implied that they were mistreated by the drug enforcement agency because of a false suspicion from an unknown source.
“@ndlea nigeria,” he wrote. You know who the real drug lords in Lagos are, but you still go into @iam degeneral’s house, assault him, and arrest him! Have you ever seen him promote this type of material? @iam degeneral does not use drugs, and whoever is to blame, God is keeping an eye on you.
“I haven’t gotten any sleep since 2 a.m. We couldn’t (sleep) in the station because they wouldn’t let us. Please come to our aid, noble Nigerians. He’s at the NDLEA’s Ikoyi office.”