Rapper Chidi Benz arrested over drug possession

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Tanzanian rapper Rashid Makwilo alias Chidi Benz has been arrested for possession of illegal drugs yet again.

According to the police in charge of Dodoma Police Station, the Bongo artist was arrested in the outskirts of Dodoma town in possession of illegal drugs early this week.

Last year, the singer was taken to rehab due to his addiction.He has so far been arrested three times over the same charges and at one time, he was apprehended alongside two other accomplices.

“Ni kweli Chidi Benz mnamo tarehe 30/12/2017, tulimkamata akiwa yeye na mke wake na vijana wawili. Tumemkamata akiwa na dawa za kulevya zidhaniwayo kuwa ni Heroine. Jalada lake lipo tayari kwa mwanasheria wa serikali linafanyiwa uchunguzi na muda wowote watapelekwa mahakamani,” the police commander said during an interview with Tanzanian media in 2017.

The rapper is currently under Dodoma police custody awaiting conclusion of investigations.


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