See what the Nigerian Police is doing to this upcoming act
News about Inas, a rising act in Benue state whose real name is John Inalegwu Edward have been in the news lately. Inas is said to have been arrested by the Police in Makurdi while returning from a video shoot and have not been released. The incident have caught the attention of some Nigerian celebrities as them demand the release and explaination from the Police force.
Johnicks who is the producer and manager of the Benue based act had this to say about the incident:
‘It all started when Inas was arrested along University of Agriculture Road in North Bank area of Makurdi by Division C policemen while returning home after a video shoot on the night of Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
‘After two days in police custody, on Friday he was bailed by family and friends for the sum of N20,000 but asked to return the next day, being Saturday, for his phone and other belongings since the officer that had them, who goes by the nickname ‘Majesty’, was not around’.
He continued to say, ‘On returning the next day, ‘Majesty’, the policeman told Inas not to disturb him about the phone, threatening to re-arrest him if he did. As the boy continued to plead with the policeman, he was asked to return on Monday for his phone.
‘When he returned on Monday, he was told to sit and wait for the policeman. After over four hours of waiting, ‘Majesty’ the policeman handcuffed the young boy and sent him along with two others arrested the previous night to the state police headquaters on a fresh charge of homicide (murder), armed robbery and conspiracy. All efforts to prove his innocence, including clips of the video shoot proved abortive. Inas and the two others appeared in court today Monday June 13, 2016 and are being remanded in prison till August 8, 2016′.
His manager, Johnicks also confirms that, ‘We are getting help from some legal people. We’ve also been able to get audience with the State Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment and we are in touch with the state branch of PMAN as well. We just hope something happens soon because it wrong to have an innocent man detained for that long’.