Poverty is a binsh: King Sunny Ade’s guitarist sentenced to 3 years in jail for drug trafficking

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Fatoke Abiodun, once a guitarist for the legendary King Sunny Ade, has been arrested and sent to 3 years in prison for drug trafficking.

Abiodun who has three wives and 12 children was apprehended by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on January 1st, 2013, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos while attempting to board an Air France flight to Italy.

He however blamed poverty for this;

“My music career is a sad story. I played for King Sunny Ade for 30 years before I was unceremoniously retired in 2007 without severance benefit. I was unprepared for it and I saw the bitter side of life. This is my first time of trafficking drugs. I did it out of frustration because at my age, I could not provide for my family.” (LadunLiadi)



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  1. Its a pity my brother Biodun end up this way but, dragging the mans NAME
    King Sunny Ade into his personal act of ?????,if he emulated his past OGA, baba himself KSA world known ARTIST may be he woul´nt end up so poor. What are the retirement of private workers in nigeria may be settlement, or savings I know him with two wives, and end up with three now putting his family in BIG shame. May God Almighty have Mercy on him
    and Kindness to his wives and children. Biodun be strong what ever you think about this message i dont hate you, but we are struggling to be somebody too, you are too old for such thing if its true. Be srong and prayerful God and Nigeria will forgive you amen I hope your oga, as generous as i know him, will not disown you. Lets learn a lesson.

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