Ice Prince, the Nigerian rapper, has tweeted for the first time since his release from the Ikoyi correctional facility in Lagos for allegedly assaulting a police officer.


The singer, whose real name is Panshak Zamani, was arrested by the Lagos police command on September 2.

Ice Prince was also alleged to have abducted and threatened to throw the undisclosed officer into the river.

He is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on assault, obstructing a policeman from carrying out its statutory duties, and abduction.


The ‘Oleku’ crooner was released on bail from the correctional facility on September 8 — after spending about six nights in prison.

He had been granted bail by the court in the sum of N500,000 and was asked to provide two sureties.

The 35-year-old rapper, who had not spoken to the public about the matter since his release from prison, took to his Twitter page to acknowledge the significance of freedom in a short post.


“Freedom is priceless,” he wrote.


The rapper’s trial was initially billed to start on September 7 at the magistrate court sitting in the Ajah area of Lagos.

But the court adjourned the case till October 24 after the prosecution counsel said his witnesses did not show up.

Ice Prince started to enjoy fame in 2011 after he released ‘Oleku’, a hit song off  ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’, his debut studio album.

The rapper has continued to drop hit songs and also collaborated with other music heavyweights across Africa.


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