Duncan Mighty, the Afro Highlife star of repute, has been arrested in Imo state. The news was let fly by Orlando Ikeokwu, the Police Public relations officer in the state.
According to the report, Duncan Mighty was arrested following a petition by an upcoming artist, M2.
The police spokesperson said, “On December 14, 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, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty to manage, promote, arrange Collaboration with other top artists and sign M2 under Young Wealth record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
“As a result, an agreement was reached and a fee of N11,000,000 was paid to him. However, since collecting the payment he refused to fulfill 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 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 (14th December)”.
The Police announcement comes after an earlier report which called it that Duncan Mighty had been abducted. Paschal Chubuike Okechukwu (Cubana Chief Priest), a night club owner and show promoter, said the artiste was first beaten up by gunmen, before he was taken away.