Accused of attacking a police officer in Lagos, embattled Nigerian rapper Ice Prince, actual name Panshak Zamani, has been granted bail.
The development was confirmed by his attorney, Folarin Dalmeida, in a conversation with PREMIUM TIMES on Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, according to Mr. Dalmeida, his client was released from the Nigerian detention facility in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said that “his bail requirements have already been satisfied, and he was released yesterday (Thursday)”.
The rapper was granted bail with two responsible sureties in the amount of N500,000 by the magistrate court in Ajah, Lagos.
Due to the absence of the prosecution witnesses on Wednesday, the case came to a standstill.
However, Mr. Dalmeida made no remarks or references regarding the absence of the prosecution witnesses at the last hearing.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, has not yet responded to this newspaper’s request for an update on the situation.
The rapper was detained on September 2 and is now accused of assault, impeding police work, and kidnapping on three counts.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, first announced the singer’s arrest on Twitter.
Mr. Hudenyin said in the tweet that the rapper had threatened to submerge the arresting officer in a river.
The policeman warned that the rapper will face legal action after posting a picture of him in handcuffs.
The musician was charged the same day at the Ajah magistrate court.
The prosecution’s attorney requested an adjournment of the case when the trial resumed on September 7 due to the unavailability of his witnesses.
A new date for the trial is October 24.
The rapper hasn’t released an official statement regarding the incident, and neither has his management group.