Nigerian police announced on Saturday the arrest of popular music artist, Duncan Mighty.
This was contained in a statement by SP Ikeokwi Godson Orlando, spokesman for Imo’s state police command.
He said the arrest followed a written request from a promising rap artist M2, who claimed that the Imo state government under former Governor Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA on Entertainment, reached an agreement with Duncan Mighty.
The agreement was to manage, promote, organize the collaboration with other important artists and sign M2 under the record label YOUNG WEALTH 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 the 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 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.”