The Imo State Police Command has debunked reports that popular musician, Duncan Mighty, had been abducted by unknown gunmen.
According to police, the musician was arrested by operatives of the command over allegations of fraud.
Duncan Mighty’s friend and billionaire club owner, Cubana Chief Priest, had raised an alarm earlier on Instagram that the singer had been abducted by unknown gunmen.
However, the police claim the singer was arrested for defrauding a former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha of N11 million.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, said that the arrest 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 had entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artist and sign M2 under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
An agreement was said to have been reached with a fee of N11,000,000, which was paid to Duncan Mighty.
However, since collecting the payment, he refused to fulfill his own part of the deal. Ikeokwu said, “Today 14/12/19, operatives of the command arrested popular music artist DUNCAN MIGHTY on an allegation of FRAUD. “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, enter into a deal with DUNCAN MIGHTY to manage, promote, arrange Collaboration with other top artist 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) Was paid to him. However, since collecting the payment he refused to fulfill his own part of the deal.
“Sequel to the petition, the artist 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 recognition. “Consequently, a letter was received 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 this morning”, Ikeokwu added.