Ace Nigerian comedian Bright Okpocha, professionally known as Basketmouth, has said that the arrest of a skit maker, De General, was a waste of taxpayers’ money.
The comedian, who was born Sunday Joshua, was earlier arrested by officers from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, who invaded his home in the early hours of Wednesday.
The skit maker acknowledged to owning tramadol and cannabis drug exhibits seized in his residence, according to an official statement from the agency.
Reacting to the arrest, Basketmouth took to his Instagram story to state that De General’s arrest was a waste of taxpayers’ money.
In a video he shared, the comedian made reference to the mug shot which the skit maker took at the NDLEA custody.
Basketmouth pointed out that De General was found with little quantity of weed which he snapped with.
He said, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not supporting the use of marijuana, I don’t do such. I’ll never do such a thing but what I’m saying is that you people are wasting tax payers’ money to go and arrest someone with small pinch of ‘igbo’. You just wasted my money now.”
The NDLEA, however, revealed that the drug exhibits found in De General’s home include “cannabis sativa; tramadol 225mg, and some paraphernalia for drug use.”