The arrest of Marlian signers, Oniyide Azeez popularly known as Zinoleesky, and Ilerioluwa Oladimeji also known as Mohbad has been confirmed. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) confirmed the arrest on Thursday morning after storming the residence of the musicians in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
An eyewitness claimed that the officials carried out the arrest without having any search warrant. In the now-viral video, operatives of the NDLEA were seen manhandling the musician, whilst shooting into the air to force them into waiting vans. Speaking to Daily Trust, the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi stated that personnel of the agency found illicit drugs in the house of the artistes and this led to their arrest. He said, ”Yes, they have been arrested because we had reliable information that they were in possession of drugs. We moved in on them and recovered drugs. That is why five of them were arrested; three males and two females.“When their house was searched we found in their possession molly and cannabis. The investigation is still ongoing but we have to trace where they are getting these substances from.”