By David Olalekan.
The Imo State Police Command has dispelled rumors suggesting that popular Port Harcourt singer, Duncan Mighty was abducted on Saturday by unknown gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ikeokwu Orlando, the music artiste was arrested earlier today on allegation of fraud.
Orlando explained that the arrest followed a petition written by a young rap artist M2, who accused Duncan Mighty of failing to fulfil his own part of an N11m record deal.
It was learnt that the Imo State Government under the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the Special Adviser on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty, to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artistes and sign M2 under his YOUNG WEALTH record label.
“As a result, an agreement was reached with a fee of N11,000,000 paid to him (Duncan Mighty). However, 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 having such agreement and collecting the fund, but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated.
“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”, the police spokesman said.
He, however, added that Duncan Mighty was later released on bail on self-recognition.