By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Nigerian hip-hop star, Duncan Okechukwu, popularly called Duncan Mighty has been arrested by Nigerian Police over alleged N11 million contract fraud.
It was gathered that Duncan Mighty received the fund from the Imo State Government but failed to fulfill the agreement entered into.
Confirming his arrest on Saturday, Imo State Police Command spokesperson, Ikeokwu Godson, said that the law enforcement received a petition that claimed that the musician allegedly defraud another person.
Godson said: “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 them under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty.
“As a result of this, an agreement was reached with a fee of N11 million 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 to have entered into such agreement and collected the fund, but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated,/he was then released on bail on self recognisance
”Consequently, a letter was reviewed 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.”