Nigerian hip-hop recording artist, Ice Prince Zamani has finally broken his silence following his release from prison.
The singer had been arrested for abduction and assaulting a Police officer on Friday, September 2.
This was made known by Benjamin Hundeyin, a Nigerian police superintendent and the incumbent Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command.
Taking to his Twitter platform, Hundeyin revealed how and when the veteran rapper was arrested.
He wrote: “At 3am today,
was stopped for driving without license plates. He agreed to be taken to the station. He, thereafter, abducted the police officer in his car, assaulted him and threatened to throw him in the river. He has been arrested and would be arraigned today.
Rapper Ice Prince arrested for driving without license plate and abducting a police officer. He would be arraigned today.”
The rapper was arraigned to a magistrate court and remanded in prison.
A magistrate court sitting in the Ajah area of Lagos had ordered his remand at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
The ‘Oleku’ crooner was arraigned before the court by the Lagos State Police Command on Friday on a three-count charge of assault, obstructing a policeman from carrying out his statutory duties and abduction.
When the counts were read to him, the defendant pleaded not guilty. Magistrate Taiwo Oyaniyi subsequently granted him bail in the sum of N500,000. He was also to furnish the court with 2 responsible sureties.
Pending when he meets the bail conditions, the magistrate ordered his remand and adjourned further proceedings in the case till September 7.
In an update to it, KFN reported that Ice Prince had been granted bail.
His lawyer, Folarin Dalmeida said Ice Prince was released from the Nigerian correctional centre in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday.
“His bail conditions have been met, and he was released yesterday (Thursday),” he said.
Magistrate T.F. Oyeniyi of Ajah Magistrate Court 1 had set bail conditions for the rapper at N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
His trial was stalled on Wednesday following the absence of the prosecution witnesses.
During proceedings at the last sitting of the court, counsel to Ice Prince, Dalmeida, did not make any comment or reference to the absence of the prosecution.
Speaking out for the first time, Ice Prince took to his Twitter page to write on the importance of freedom.
According to him, freedom is priceless.
“Freedom is priceless”.