Lagos police arrest Timaya over hit-and-run allegation
Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested Nigerian singer, Timaya Inetimi, popularly known as Timaya over a hit and run allegation by an Instagram user.
Viral videos emerged yesterday showing the singer being carted away by men in uniforms to Maroko Police Station. In another video, the singer was seen explaining to police officers, while making gestures towards a car parked outside the building.
The videos emerged after the singer was accused of hitting a lady in the Lekki area of Lagos State. An Instagram user, identified as Osinubi Omowunmi, had on Wednesday, raised the alarm that the victim involved was her sister.
Omowunmi alleged that the singer hit her sister’s car and when he was confronted, he also hit the victim. She wrote on her Instagram page, @whyte_26, “These celebrities and how they behave. Timaya nearly killed my sister this morning. He hit her with his car and ran at Ikate a few hours ago.
“He hit my sister’s car and she came down to ask him to look at what he did. This heartless human was asking for a number and she told him he would block her. Instead of @timayatimaya to do the needful, he hit my sister with his car and ran away.
“She is at the hospital right now in serious pain and the funniest part is that I messaged him on Instagram to do the needful, but this wicked fellow blocked me after reading my message.”
Confirming the arrest, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the singer was being investigated for a serious motor accident case.