Contrary to a BlackBerry broadcast that circulated on Monday in which some individuals raised an alarm over the disappearance of Ajegunle-born Ekwe exponent, Sunday Osakuni, aka Stereoman Ekw in police custody, an insider has confirmed to Saturday Beats that the singer is fine.
The source said that after the May 2012 arrest and detention of Stereoman at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos, in connection with the death of his wife, Rukayat Idris, his family and that of Rukayat were able to broker a peace deal.
“Some of his singer friends were able to meet with the family of the wife and police over the matter because it became clear he must have spoken out of turn, thus implicating himself in his wife’s death. Actually, someone told me he saw him in a club not long ago. He has been out of police net for a while now,” the source, who preferred to be anonymous told Saturday Beats.
Stereoman was implicated in the death of his wife on April 13, 2012.
Rukayat’s corpse was discovered in her car by the Trade Fair Complex along the Badagry-Seme Road. She was suspected to have been strangled.
The broadcast reads, “Stereoman, the Ekwe exponent, was arrested by policemen from the SCID, Panti, for murder and detained for months without trial is suddenly missing.
“We should ask the police to produce the musician as it is alleged that he may have been killed extra-judicially.”
But the police were mum on the issue on Wednesday when our correspondent contacted an officer at the SCID for records of his detention.
“You have to see the police spokesperson for that one,” the officer said.
When Saturday Beat contacted the police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide,” she did not pick her call.