Some Nigerians celebrities who once had a brush with the law some of whom got incarcerated and released later on.
This obviously demonstrates that no one is indeed above the law., not even your favorite celebrity.
1. Naira Marley
The newest Nigerian music sensation, Naira Marley, real name Adeyemi Fashola was arrested and arraigned over alleged car theft. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) retrieved damning evidence of fraud from Naira Marley’s iPhone and laptop……..Continue Reading
The three defendants; Idris Fashola, 18, Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22, were granted bail in the sum of a N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum after facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
2. Dammy Krane
Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Dammy Krane, whose real name is Oyindamola Emmanuel was arrested in Miami, U.S for credit card fraud. He was imprisoned for days while waiting to meet his bail requirement. According to online reports, the singer was arrested for card fraud, identity fraud (named as Johnson Hunga), and theft (armed and conspiracy).
3. Uche Odoputa
The popular Nigerian actor and producer also had a torrid time with the law when he was busted in 2007 for trafficking drugs and was jailed for two years and three weeks. After he was released, the actor mentioned that although his colleagues abandoned him then for obvious reasons, he doesn’t hold it against them as it was a time for him to learn a lesson.
He also said his major regret was letting his family down and letting his London friends take advantage of his situation by talking him into the act.
The singer, whose ‘Shake Body’ is a top banger in Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries was reportedly arrested alongside his manager Osagie for committing fraud against his record label, Baseline Records.
The duo were accused of also diverting the funds meant for the record label. According to an insider who is identified as Wale Ewedemi, the duo had confessed to taking over 10million Naira from the label.
A portion of the insider’s account goes like this: “Skales and His Manager Osagie have been remanded in Police Custody after confessing to various charges of fraud and diversion of Baseline Records funds. They are currently assisting the Police in unraveling the extent of the fraud. Running into tens of millions of naira
6. Baba Ijesha
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court has sentenced Nollywood actor and comedian, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, to 16 years imprisonment over sexual assault.