Hit and run accident: Timaya denies arrest by police, says he was only interrogated

Singer Timaya has denied reports of him being arrested after he was accused of causing a woman injuries in a hit-and-run incident in Ikate, Lagos.

The singer trended on Wednesday,  March 2, when a lady went online to share a video of her sister bleeding from the face while laying on a hospital bed.


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.

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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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