Operatives of the Imo state police command have arrested Duncan Okechukwu, Nigerian record producer better known as Duncan Mighty, over his alleged involvement in N11 million fraud.
Mighty was arrested in the early hours of Saturday.
The talented singer, according to a statement issued by Ikeokwu Orlando, the command spokesman, was apprehended following his failure to keep an agreement he made with the Imo state government.
Orlando said the 35-year-old R&B singer’s arrest followed a petition filled by M2, an upcoming singer, alleging that he failed to fulfill his part of an N11 million deal signed with him.
According to the petition, Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, inked a deal with Mighty, through the office of his special assistant on entertainment “to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artist and sign M2 under Young Wealth record label owned by Duncan Mighty, for an agreed sum of N11,000,000.”
The statement added that “since collecting the payment he refused to fulfil his own part of the deal.”
“Sequel to the petition, the artiste was arrested, and he affirmed the having such agreement and collecting the fund, but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated, he was then released on bail on self recognizance,” Orlando wrote.
“Consequently, a letter was received by the representative of the former Governor, terminating the contract to enable him 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.”
In October, Mighty had raised the alarm that he received threats from a group of Okorocha’s boys asking him to return the money gifted to him by the politician.
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