Some well known Nigerian VIPs have, at once or the other, been in a tough situation with the law. Various them have been to jail or Prison.
The following is a rundown of ten well known VIPs who have been to jail:
Mainstream performer, Johnson Oyindamola, prevalently known as Dammy Krane was captured in Florida for charges of robbery, Mastercard trick and misrepresentation on Friday, June 2, 2017. It was assembled that an American fly organization, Tapjets, blamed the artist for utilizing five diverse Visas which didn’t have a place with him while attempting to book a personal jet with them. He was discharged from prison in Miami subsequent to meeting his bail conditions, set at $7,500, in the wake of arguing not blameworthy to the charges and requested a preliminary by jury. The vocalist was doled out a lawyer and was charged to show up in court on June 23, 2017. In August 2017, American courts struck out all charges including Visa imitation, outfitted scheme and fantastic burglary documented against him.
On September 16, 2019, He was additionally summoned by the Lagos State Police Command on three checks of danger to life, slander and direct liable to cause a penetrate of the harmony. He argued not liable to the charges. He was be that as it may allowed bail in the entirety of N50, 000 with one surety in like total and case deferred to October 11.
Rapper Babalola Falemi, prominently known as Sinzu, was captured and imprisoned for a long time for irritated fraud.
He was imprisoned after he confessed to irritated wholesale fraud which was portrayed in the US correctional code as the unlawful taking of the property of someone else or business, extending from $1000 to $500,000.
Sinzu was said to have taken more than 15 bank cards, encoded the bank numbers into clear cards, changed the PINs, and pulled back money from ATMs. He supposedly took $15,388 from the clueless casualties.
Before he went to jail, Sinzu’s music profession had taken a plunge however he was attempting to resuscitate it.
As per the mugshot that surfaced on the web, he has been in prison since July 2016. Sinzu has gone through two years at Ada County Jail, a medium security jail appended to the Idaho Sheriff Department.
Prior, in 2014, Sinzu was captured after a video was flowed, which demonstrated him falsely pull back $300 from an ATM at a grocery store. He was discharged from jail on 25th of March, 2018.
3. Naira Marley
Azeez Adeshina Fashola is a Nigerian artist prevalently known as Naira Marley who was captured close by four others for supposed illegal tax avoidance by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The artist was captured a day after his hit single “Am I a Yahoo kid” dropped on the web. He was pummeled with 11-tally charges.
In the wake of going through days inside Ikoyi Prison, Naira Marley was charged in court and conceded bail for N2 million with two sureties in like whole. After his discharge, Marley, in a video which surfaced online said he’s been captured multiple times in United Kingdom, where he grew up. He rose to notoriety in 2018 with the remix of ‘Issa objective’ which highlights Olamide, Falz, Simi and Lil kesh.
4. Ibinabo Fiberesima
Nollywood entertainer and ex-excellence show, Ibinabo Fiberesima was charged for homicide and wild driving after she unintentionally executed a certain Giwa Suraj in 2006. Giwa Suraj was a clinical specialist at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital. She was charged in 2009.
On March 16, 2016, Ibinabo was sacked as President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and condemned to a 5-year prison term by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. She was be that as it may allowed bail in the aggregate of N2 million and two sureties in like entirety on April 7, 2016 by a Court of Appeal in Lagos pending the assurance of her allure at the Supreme Court.
5. Uche Odoputa
Grant winning Nollywood on-screen character and TV character, Uche Odoputa was captured with cocaine at the global air terminal in Lagos, in 2007. He was condemned to eight months in jail. As per him, he wasn’t getting any significant film jobs, and couldn’t stand to take care of or house himself and his family. Uche said he was available to the medication dealing offer since he figured he could radically change his day to day environments.
He said his significant lament was allowing his family to family and permitting his London companions exploit his circumstance by talking him into the demonstration.
In a meeting, he stated, “The late Amake Igwe paid piece of my legitimate charges, she was consistently in contact with me and never deserted me.”
6. Lola Margaret
Nigerian on-screen character, movie maker and chief, Lola Margaret was purportedly captured in USA for wired extortion.
This report came not long after Dammy Krane was captured and kept in comparative charges.
As per reports, the Yoruba on-screen character had suspicious measures of cash wired into her ledger. She continually pulled back the cash subsequently drawing the consideration of investigators. The police took her in for additional cross examinations, with no official report on the supposed card misrepresentation by the Atlanta police, however the on-screen character’s mugshot surfaced on the web.
In 2018, she was discharged and expelled back to Nigeria. Thinking about the gravity of her activities, the on-screen character has chosen to move to Ibadan from Lagos, keeping up a position of safety. Lola Margaret’s profession came into the spotlight after she featured as the lead character in the film, Bisola Alanu.
Troubled rapper, Neyu Godwin Nyan, generally known as Godwon, was captured in 2009 after his association in the burgling of a house in the U.S. It was accumulated that the rapper took a few things from the house which were in the long run found in his vehicle. His capture was recorded by a LeaAnne Klentzman for ‘robbery of a home’ and bolted up for a long time. Godwon recaptured his opportunity in 2011.
Nigerian rapper, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, also called Skales was captured close by his recent chief Osagie, for duping his record name, Baseline Records in 2016. The couple were blamed for likewise redirecting the assets implied for the record name. As per Baseline, Skales and his administrator were making supports that weren’t archived. The rapper was in the end liberated yet his administrator invested longer energy with the police before recovering her opportunity.
9. Rabi Ismaila
Kano state-based Nollywood entertainer, Rabi Ismaila, was indicted for homicide and condemned to death for executing her sweetheart, Mr. Auwalu, in 2002. She was condemned to death by hanging for chargeable crime by a High Court in Kano on January 5, 2005.
In July 2011, the Supreme Court maintained the sentence of the lower courts that condemned her to death by hanging.
Rabi Ismail, otherwise called Rabi Cecilia, had baited Ibrahim to a cookout at Tiga Dam, where she harmed him and drove him into the dam. Rabi got away from Hadejia Prison on December 16, 2011. She was later rearrested in 2017.
10. Yetunde Wunmi
Taiwo Akinwande, prominently known as Yetunde Wunmi, is one of the most striking on-screen characters in the Yoruba film industry. Wunmi was captured in October 2006 by authorities of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for cocaine dealing. She was captured en route to London as she was going to load up a Virgin Atlantic plane at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, when bird peered toward NDLEA authorities got her.
Equity Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Lagos condemned her to three years detainment fer she conceded completing the demonstration.