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Duncan Mighty arrested not kidnapped, Imo Police reveals



Duncan Mighty arrested not kidnapped, Imo Police reveals

The police said on Saturday that a popular musician, Duncan Mighty, has been arrested for failing to fulfill a contract agreement with the Imo State government.

The spokesman of the Imo State police command, Ikeokwi Godson Orlando, disclosed this in a statement in Owerri, the state capital.

It would be recalled, that a popular socialite, Cubana Chief Priest who runs Cubana night club had raised an alarm on Snapchat claiming that the Port Harcourt based singer, was beaten up, and kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The nightlife businessman in the post on his Snapchat page stated that the incident occurred in Owerri, Imo State, claiming further that several gunshots were allegedly fired during the attack.

But, in what seemed a twist to the tale, the police said Duncan Mighty was arrested following a petition by a rap artiste, M2, who claimed that former Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration signed a lucrative entertainment deal with the singer.

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The deal, according to the police spokesperson, was for Ducan Mighty to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artistes and sign M2 under the Young Wealth record label owned by the artiste.

The command’s spokesman said: “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 fulfill his own part of the deal.

“Sequel to the petition, the artiste was arrested, and he confirmed having such an agreement in place. But the artiste said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated. He was then granted bail on self recognizance.

“Consequently, a letter was received from the representative of the former governor, terminating the contract to enable him refund the money. But he absconded, and all efforts to reach him proved abortive.

“A warrant of arrest was issued on him and that led to his arrest in the early hours of this (Saturday) morning.”

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