Late Sunny Okosun’s Son Released From Jail Over Alleged Involvement In Nkiru Sylvanus’ Kidnap

Jerry Okosun

One of the sons of late gospel music icon Sunny Okosun has been released from jail after he was arrested over alleged involvement in Nkiru Sylvanus’ kidnap.

Jerry Okosun, who also works for the Imo State government as Director General of Student Affairs, was released January 5th after spending 11 days in police cell in Owerri with other suspected kidnappers in connection with the Nollywood actress and Kenneth Okolie’s abduction.

Jerry was arrested on Christmas Day because the kidnappers contacted him to negotiate the release of Nkiru Sylvanus. Jerry acted as a middle man between Nkiru’s family, the Imo State government and the kidnappers. He was the one that negotiated the N8 million ransom that was eventually paid to secure Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie’s release.

The Imo State Government Chief of Staff ordered Jerry’s arrest after the release of Sylvanus and Okorie, because they claimed to have found some incriminating text messages on his phone connecting him to the crime, and also because Jerry had been insisting on the government paying N15million as ransom.

Jerry however says he’s innocent. 

Whatever the police found out in the course of their investigation, it obviously wasn’t prove enough to hold Jerry Okosun who had until his release spent 11 days in police custody.

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  • Whoever this guy is, he is not Sunny Okosun’s son. Sonny Okosun has only 4 kids named Sidney, Micheal, Ebony and Micheal Okosun. All Sonny Okosun’s kids live in the US except Ebony Okosun. He needs to be arrested for impersonation and should stop spoiling the Okosun family reputation that we’ve worked hard to make.. Get your facts right, Thank you – Easy Okosun

  • Whoever this guy is, he is not Sunny Okosun’s son. Sonny Okosun has only 4 kids named Sidney, Micheal, Ebony and Adesua Okosun. All Sonny Okosun’s kids live in the US except Ebony Okosun. He needs to be arrested for impersonation and should stop spoiling the Okosun family reputation that we’ve worked hard to make.. Get your facts right, Thank you – Easy Okosun

  • PRESS STATMENT
    DISCLAIMANT: JERRY IS NOT A SON, TO THE LATE
    EVANGELIST SUNNY OKOSUN
    A story making the rounds in the Print, Electronic and the Social Media of late has been brought to the attention of the family of the late Evangelist Sunny Okosun.
    According to the story, “one of the son’s of the late musical icon Sunny Okosun has been released from jail after being arrested over his alleged involvement in the kidnap of Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie.

    Jerry Okosun, who also works for the Imo State government as Director General of Student Affairs, was released January 5th after spending 11 days in police cell in Owerri with other suspected kidnappers.

    Jerry was arrested on Christmas Day because for some weird reason, the kidnappers contacted him to negotiate the release of Nkiru Sylvanus. Jerry acted as a middle man for Nkiru’s family, the Imo State government and the kidnappers. He was the one that negotiated the 8 million Naira ransoms that was eventually paid to secure Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie’s release.”

    In view of the great harm done by this story to the hard earn reputation of the last musician, we are constrain to make the following clarification.
    1) The so called Jerry Okosun is not a son to the late musician. They are not related at all.
    2) The late Evangelist Sunny Okoun before his death on May 24th 2008 had four biological children. They are as follows- Sidney Okosun eldest son, Ebony his first daughter, Michael his second son while Adesuwa a girl was his last child.
    A fact that must not be denied however that Jerry is is a known face in the Okosun’s family. He is an Igbo man from Imo State. He was one of the pastors in the late musician’s church known as House of Prayer Ministry before his death. The late musical maestro in a deliberate effort to ensure that Jerry lived a good, responsible and purposeful life, married him a wife, send him and his now estrange wife to France. Jerry was later deported for sharp practices.
    Jerry however, claimed to be adopting the late musician’s surname name because of his goodwill towards him, while he was alive.
    This statement is therefore issued as a warning to the general public, not to do any business with Jerry in the name of the late Evangelist Sunny Okosun.
    Signed
    GABRIEL OKORUWA OMONHINMIN
    COUSIN TO THE LATE EVANGELIST SUNNY OKOSUN
    16th January, 2013.

  • Well with all that has been said and done in regards to the issue on ground, about late Eva. Sonny Okosuns son being involved in a kidnap case, permit me to use this reputable medium as a means of disseminating information gathered from an impeccable source. I state here categorically that the news making rounds was as a result of the inefficient way and manner our security operatives go about their duties, secondly it’s also the handwork of mediocres that have populated the print and electronic media houses, these people don’t give a rats hoot what happens to whoever they beam their searchlights on so long they have a story to write that would actually catch the attention of the populace all in a bid to outsell their rivals, same goes for the security operatives who would do anything and go to any lenght to cover their mistakes or should i say lackluster attitude towards their duty. Please i’d like to advice everybody whose now showing so much concern, laying claims to this and that, please may i ask you all a question? Where in the blazes have you all been all this while? if you people claim to love the family so much why on earth did you all suddenly go into oblivion after (Daddy) died? Why haven’t anyone of you come around to inquire about the welfare of the people he left behind? You know the question goes on and on. I’m just so pissed(pardon my french) right now, cos y’all are just being HYPOCRITICAL. To think we all are learned and matured. Please i’d like to beg(on my knees) all the parties involved to do their homework properly before publishing such image tarnishing articles, and Mr. Gabriel please some of the information you put up here is totally wrong, i’d also like to advice you also to please do proper investigations before jumping into conclusions, though i understand the angle you are coming from, but just to avoid the situation everyone is facing now, it will be adviceable we get our facts and figures right before spreading certain character defacing news. I hope you all have heard he’s been cleared of all charges and the Police have apologised for their ealier claims on him being involved in the whole matter. Thank you and God bless us all…. amen.

    • Fela,
      I must confess, I really do not understand the point you are trying to make in your submission.
      Are you saying I should have kept quite while the name and image that took the late Sunny Okosun over forty years to build to be tarnished by one Jerry who is not a biological son of Sunny?
      I would say that you are not too familiar with the happening in the late Sunny’s house, since his death. For your information, I make it a point of duty to see the late Sunny’s 96 years old father regularly. I am also in touch with Omono his wife and Charles his brother. What point are you driving at, when you talk about the welfare of the people Sunny left behind. Did Jerry tell you that he has been catering for them? If that is the impression he gave to you, he is not correct. It was in my presence the late Sunny gave birth to his four children. Jerry is certaingly not one of Sunny’s children. Please tell Jerry to drop the name Okosu, if he dose not stop using that name, I will institute a court action against him.

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