King Sunny Ade’s ex-guitarist, Fatoke Abiodun, was yesterday May 14th sentenced to three years imprisonment at a Federal High Court in Lagos for drug trafficking.
The 62 year old veteran guitarist was arrested on Tuesday January 1st 2013 with 1.575kg of cocaine while trying to board an Air France flight to Italy at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The drug was discovered in the false bottom of his luggage during the screening of passengers to Italy. Fakoke pled guilty to one count of unlawful exportation of cocaine.
He played for King Sunny Ade for 30 years before he was unceremoniously retired in 2007.