The Nigeria Police, Imo State Command on Saturday announced that it has arrested popular Afropop music artiste, Duncan Okechukwu, otherwise known as Duncan Mighty.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Ikeokwi Godson Orlando,in a statement said the arrest followed a petition written by an upcoming rap artist, M2, who claimed that the Imo State Government under former governor, Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the Special Adviser on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty.
The deal was to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artistes and sign M2 under yound wealth record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
“As a result, 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 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 in the early hours of this morning,” the statement said.
Earlier, it was reported that the musician has been kidnapped in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
His friend and billionaire club-owner, Cubana Chief Priest, had taken to his Instagram to make the announcement
“He was beaten and abducted by the gunmen amid gunshots,”he said.