Imo State Police Command has cleared the air concerning a rumor that saturated the media yesterday about Duncan Mighty’s abduction. The silver lining yesterday was that the popular music artist was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer of imo, DSP Godson Ikeokwu, has revealed that the singer was not abducted by gunmen but arrested by the Police on allegation of fraud.
In a statement released by the police spokesperson, Godson Ikeokwu, read: “This followed a petition written by an upcoming rap artist M2, who claimed that the Imo State Government led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artiste and sign M2 under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty, as a result, an agreement was reached with a fee of ELEVEN MILLION NAIRA (N11,000,000) paid to him, However, since collecting the payment he refused to fulfill his own part of the deal,”.
“Sequel to the petition, the artiste was arrested, and he affirmed 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 reviewed by the representative of the former Governor, terminating the contract to enable him 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 Saturday, the statement said.
A quick recall that sometimes ago the Portharcourt based singer raised an alarm that his life is under threat. Reasonably, this might be the reason why the news went viral that the singer has been kidnapped.