NDLEA TO INVESTIGATE DAVIDO OVER DRUG

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The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), has revealed its plan to investigate music star Davido over the video of his song track, ‘Fans mi, in which he featured an American rapper, Meek Mill and both are glorifying drug trafficking.

In the video, Meek, a member of the Maybach Group, shows Davido a briefcase filled with dollars and another bag filled with parcels of a substance suspected to be hard drugs.

The Director of Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, told Punch that the investigative panel might invite the hip-hop artiste for questioning if the need arose.
He said, “I am aware that a panel is working on it (the video). The panel was set up soon after the video was released few weeks ago.

“When our attention was drawn to it, we viewed it and we discovered that it was improper. There is no moral lesson in it and he was just advertising drug trafficking.

“In the video, he exchanged a brief case supposedly containing narcotics for dollars. He was displaying affluence in the video. If it (the plot) had climaxed in an arrest and possible detention, we would have congratulated him for partnering with us. But the way he portrayed drug trafficking in the video was a means to an end, which the end is a life of affluence which we disagree with.

“We are looking at the issue holistically. We believe that there should be a body that was supposed to censor videos before they go out. Those are the things we want to investigate and verify. Was the video submitted for approval? If it was submitted, why was it approved, with such content?”

It would be recalled that the anti-drug agency had in June 2013 said Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, risked a minimum of 15 years in jail after she posted photographs of a wrap of hemp and grains of the weed formed into the letters, ‘Happy birthday POKO’ on her birthday.

Source: Punch

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