The Imo State Police command south eastern Nigeria has debunked reports that popular singer, Duncan Mighty had been abducted.
The command said that contrary to reports, Duncan Mighty, was picked up by operatives of the command over allegations of fraud.
Earlier on Saturday, his friend and billionaire club owner, Cubana Chief Priest, shared on Instagram that Mighty had been abducted by unknown gunmen.
The police said he was arrested for defrauding a former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha of N11 million.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, 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.
The deal was to manage, promote, arrange collaborations with other top artist and sign M2 under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
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 fulfil 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.
Duncan Mighty had in an Instagram post few weeks ago, lamented that his life was under threat following a deal he went into with the former governor who is now a Senator.