Friday, 17 June 2016

#FreeInas: Nigerian Celebrities Speak Up For Benue State Act ‘Illegally’ Detained By #Police

Benue State-based rising act, John Inalegwu Edward aka Inas has been in the news lately.

According to reports, Inas was arrested and charged for homicide, armed robbery and conspiracy after insisting on collecting his phone from a police officer in Benue State.

Narrating the situation, his music producer Johnicks who also doubles as his manager said, ‘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′.

Already some Nigerian celebrities like Ruggedman, Freeze, Terry Tha Rapman  are already campaigning for his immediate release on social media.

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