CDQ issues official statement following detention by NDLEA for allegedly possessing Cannabis
Rapper Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, also known as CDQ, has issued an official statement following his detention by NDLEA officials for allegedly possessing Cannabis.
Remember that CDQ was recently apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on suspicion of possessing cannabis. NDLEA Spokesman Femi Babafemi announced that the musician was arrested for drug possession, noting that the 35-year-old had been given bail but remained under investigation.
In an interview with the PUNCH, Babafemi noted that CDQ listed the names of other artists who use the drug known as ‘loud’ on the highway.
‘Yes, CDQ was arrested in his house at Lekki for being in possession of cannab is. He was arrested based on intelligence. As of last night, he was granted administrative bail, but he is expected back into custody today because it is an ongoing investigation.
Some substances were found and he mentioned some names of some other big artists. So, it is an ongoing investigation The outcome of the investigation would determine what would happen. There are cases whereby the investigation shows some sufficient infractions, and then the case will go to court. There are other cases whereby if the quantity is insignificant, we will bring him in for counselling and possible rehabilitation. Those are likely scenarios that will happen,’ Babafemi said.
The artist has now issued an official statement.
The statement shared to Instagram reads in part: “I have never been in possession of any illegal substance in whatever form, neither have I ever had any cause to process, traffic, sell or use any illegal substance.”
He added that he has instructed his lawyers to ensure that matter, including “defamatory statements by several persons” is “followed to a logical end”.