The Nigeria Police has debunked the kidnap alarm Cubana Chief Priest blew earlier about Nigerian musician Duncan Mighty. The police announced that the musician was arrested and not kidnapped.
Earlier, club-owner, Cubana took to Instagram to say Duncan Mighty “was beaten and abducted by gunmen amid gunshots.”
However, a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Imo State Police Command, SP Ikeokwi Godson Orlando, said the police arrested the musician in connection with an alleged deal the musician had with one M2 and the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
Nigeriatunes reported that Okorocha gave the musician 11 million Naira when he was the governor of Imo state. The money was for the management and promotion of M2 musical career. Unfortunately, Duncan allegedly ran away with the money.
The police said M2 wrote a petition to the law enforcement agency over the issue which led to his first arrest. He was later released on bail after agreeing to refund the money when the contract between him and M2 is terminated.
The representative of the former governor terminated the contract; still, Duncan Mighty failed to refund the money as earlier agreed. Another warrant of arrest was then issued which led to his arrest in the early hours of today, December 14, 2019.
Police Statement Reads in Parts:
“An agreement was reached with a fee of N11,000,000 paid to him. However, since collecting the payment he refused to fulfil his own part of the deal.
“Sequel to the petition, the artiste was arrested, and he affirmed the having such agreement and collecting the fund, but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated, he was then released on bail on self recognizance.
“Consequently, a letter was received by the representative of the former Governor, terminating the contract to enable him to refund the money, and since then he absconded, and all efforts made to reach him proved abortive.
“In view of the above, a warrant of arrest was issued, that led to his arrest at the early hours of this morning.”