After the news of his arrest went viral for hitting his girlfriend with his car, Nigerian dancehall singer, Timaya has denied the claim insisting that he was merely interrogated by the police and was never arrested.
A young lady had shared a video of her sister in a hospital with severe wounds on her face and legs after the accident online claiming that Timaya hit her sister with his car and then drove away as though nothing happened. See screenshots below.
Later on Thursday, a video of Timaya being escorted from a building by some security agents surfaced online. The Lagos state spokesperson CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu had confirmed that the singer was picked up over the incident for interrogation.
In an interview with Punch, Timaya said he was not arrested but only invited for questioning.
”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 7am.
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.”he said
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