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“I was not arrested” – Timaya opens up on encounter with police; reveals what they did to him


Renowned music star, Inetimi Timaya Odon, better known by his stage name as Timaya has insisted that he wasn’t arrested, but was only invited by the police.

Timaya Arrested Invited hit-and-run

Recall that on the 2nd of March, the crooner was called out by a lady who accused him of hitting her sister with his G-Wagon and running away despite knowing the situation the lady was in.

In line with this, a video of the moment the singer was escorted into a car by some security agents strengthened speculations about his arrest. The Lagos state spokesperson CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu had also confirmed that the singer was picked up over the incident for interrogation.

However, speaking with Punch in an interview, he insisted that he wasn’t arrested, but was invited for interrogation only:

He said:

‘I was invited to the station when I went to the lady’s house to commiserate with her over the incident. I was there as early as 7 am.

It was when we stepped outside the house that we saw police officers. The reason I went to her house was to show my profound remorse.

I would have been there yesterday (Wednesday), but I could not make it because I had to attend to something urgently at Ogun State. However, throughout the day, members of my team were with her at the hospital and home till midnight.

I was never arrested by the police. I was only invited for questioning at the Maroko Police Station. From there, I went to the hospital to see the lady.”



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