Earlier today December 14, 2019, news broke out that some unknown gunmen allegedly kidnapped musician, Duncan Mighty.
It was alleged that the artiste was beaten and carried away to an unknown location by the gunmen.
According to new reports by popular online blog LIB, the artist was arrested for an alleged fraud case by the Imo State Police command.
In a statement released by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), SP Ikeokwu Orlando, it read “ today 14/12/19 operatives of the command arrested popular music artist DUNCAN MIGHTY on an allegation of fraud’
The statement went on to share that the arrest was made following a petition written by an upcoming rap artist known as M2 on the alleged fraud. The artist allegedly defrauded the state government on a music collaboration he was initiated to carry out.
Read the full statement below.
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 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 revognaisance.
Consequently, a letter was revieved 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.