Top Nigerian singer Duncan Mighty was allegedly beaten and whisked away by gunmen in the early hours of yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Imo State Police has owned up to arresting the artist for fraud. According to the Police, the singer reneged on an agreement he made with the Imo State government.
The Imo State police released a statement on the arrest saying the singer’s arrest was for his failure to honour an agreement. This came after his release in October 2019 over the petition by a rap artist, M2.
M2 claimed that the Imo State Government, led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty.
The deal was to manage, promote, and arrange a collaboration with other top artists. It also included signing M2 under Young Wealth record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
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This agreement was sealed with a fee of ₦11 million which was paid to Duncan Mighty. However, since collecting the payment, he refused to fulfil his part of the deal.
Before this recent arrest, the artist confirmed going into an agreement but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated. Based on this promise, he was released.
This led to a termination of the contract by the representative of the former Governor, to ensure he refunds the money. However, since then, Duncan Mighty could not be reached. According to the statement, “He absconded.”
Because of the above, a warrant of arrest was issued, thus leading to his arrest.
As of the time of writing this report, nothing has been heard from Duncan Mighty or his management team.
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