There was news of the arrest of singer, Duncan Mighty in Owerri earlier today by Cubana Chief Priest. He announced that Duncan Mighty was beaten and taken away by unknown gunmen in Owerri.
To clear the air, the Nigeria Police have come out to state that they actually arrested Duncan Mighty for alleged fraud.
The spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando in a statement said the singer was arrested over alleged fraud.
He said the arrest followed a petition written by an up and coming rap artist M2, who claimed that the Imo state government under former governor, Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA 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 Young 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 recognizance.
“Consequently, a letter was received by the representative of the former Governor, terminating the contract to enable him to 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.”
According to the statement, Duncan was arrested and not kidnapped as people were made to believe.