Ex-King Sunny Ade Guitarist, Abiodun Fatoke Arrested With Cocaine Drug By NDLEA

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Jan 5, 2013 – Fatoke Abiodun, Former King Sunny Ade Guitarist Arrested With Cocaine Drug By NDLEA In Lagos

Mr Fatoke Abiodun, the former guitarist of music legend King Sunny Ade has been arrested by Nigerian anti-drug agency with cocaine drug. NDLEA confirmed this today. www.naijagists.com

Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, declared that Mr Fatoke Abiodun was caught on January 1st in an attempt to board a flight to Italy via the Lagos International Airport in Ikeja.

NDLEA Commmander, Mr Hamza Umar said:

“We’ve made the first cocaine arrest of 2013. The suspect, a popular guitar player named Fatoke Abiodun was caught with 1.575kg of cocaine. The drug was discovered in the false bottom of his luggage during the screening of passengers to Italy.” said ,

Fatoke Abiodun, a 62-year-old grandfather of many children who married 4 wives is currently in NDLEA detention.

According to NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, the former guitarist blamed his offence on financial hardship

In his confession, Fatoke said:
“I performed with King Sunny Ade for three decades before I was laid off in 2007. I wasn’t ready for such a retirement and that led me to a bitter side of life”

He also claimed this is his first drug trafficking attempt and that he did it out of frustration due to lack of money.

“Because at my age I couldn’t provide for my own family. I’m really embarrassed with my action,” Fatoke further said.

According to NDLEA chairman, Ahmadu Giade, Fatoke’s drug trafficking attempt is very sad and embarrassing.

“It is sad and disappointing for a grandfather to be involved in drug trafficking. This is a bad legacy to his children. This is a good start for the agency in the year and a sign that the days ahead will be tough for drug traffickers. The agency will continue to handle every case in accordance with the NDLEA Act,” Ahmadu Giade said.

62-year-old Mr Fatoke is facing charges of unlawful exportation of narcotics, according to the anti-drug agency.

25 thoughts on “Ex-King Sunny Ade Guitarist, Abiodun Fatoke Arrested With Cocaine Drug By NDLEA

  1. @Jimmy, We all knew what he. Did was wrong,there is no need u telling us he his mad.may God 4giv us all

  2. too bad for a grand father. Didn’t he make enough money when with king sunny ade. This is greediness not hardship.

  3. It’s a pitiable act. Dat’s gud for him… Other drug traffickers will definitely learn from dis… It’s a shame. So sad

  4. You can’t work for King Sunny Ade or anybody forever, he should have planned for retirement earlier.
    More so at 62 years, what fending is left, but just concluding on labor or achievement.
    However, for a guitarist with 4 wives, he’s definitely the architect of his life.
    God will have mercy on him and the rest of his life in jail.

  5. It’s not hardship. The man has big eyes. He has grown up children. Maybe this was supposed to be his last operation before he was caught.

  6. I hope dats d one he knows d contact rather than d game in ASO-Rock of our oil scandal. Pls let d authourity in charge consider him with fair hand, moreover Hon. Farouk and others are free without 10kobo punishment.

  7. There is no excuse or ignorance to the law and no one is above the law either. There a thousand and one thing this grand father could do to help his family but he chose the fast track. I am sure that this is not his first time. He should face the full arm of the law.

  8. It is indeed unfortunate that matured man like him could still be driven by the strong wave of greed. This serves as a big lesson to the rest of us who fail to get satisfied with what GGod have bestowed on us! Just learn to take the world as you see it! Happy 2013 people!

  9. This old man is a well known face in the African Beat. A master of his own trade. He played for King Sunny Ade for 30 years. He made money but never planned for his retirement. He spent the money on women. Imagine a Guitarist marrying 04 wives, how much then would KSA the boss marry then. My problem is the inconsistency of Nigeria Judiciary. Wunmi of Yoruba Home Video committed the same offence and got a jail term with an option of N1m. The same Judical system may send this same old man to many year jail term without an option of fine. Am afraid.

  10. THE OLD MAN HAS GONE ASTRAY REALLY, BUT PLEZ ,CAN D GOVT EXERCISE JUSTICE WIT MERCY ? I FEEL SO TEARS LOADED.HE MIGHT B CORRECT BCOS OF HARDSHIP.IF D RETIRED ,RE PAYED MONTHLY PENSION MAY B, DIS WOULDN,T HV BEEN AN OPTION.I LIFT UP MY HEAD TO D HEAVENS 4ROM WHERE COMETH MY HELP !!!!. OGA, WHEN U COME BACK 2 D WORLD AGAIN, U,LL STICK 2 ONE WIFE.

  11. It is always glamorous to publish these arrests by the Drug Agency, one thing we never hear or see published are the trials and the court decisions? Furthermore, it would also be good if further investigations as to the origins or the mastermind of these drugs are arrested and punished. The traffickers are tarnishing the image of Nigeria even more hence stiff punishments must be seen to be melted out to them so as to serve as a deterrent to others would be drug traffickers. In Asia Countries, they would face the Death Penalty even though I disagree that any life should be taken by the Government but we must fight against those that bring the image of Nigeria into disrepute.

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