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)