Two brothers that were being questioned in the Jussie Smollett case are now under arrest, according to police. They have not released any charges yet.
Two Nigerian actor brothers are arrested over Jussie Smollett attack, as it’s revealed they are friends with the Empire star amid claims the assault was staged to save his career.
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) February 15, 2019
The two Nigerian brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola ‘Abel’ and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
The pair were picked up by police at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday as they arrived back in America after visiting family in Nigeria to be questioned over the January 29 attack involving the star.
On Friday afternoon, they were arrested on suspicion of battery but they have not been charged.
Police can now hold them for an additional 24 hours without charge if the prosecutor’s office agrees, or must file charges by 5.45pm on Friday.
Family say they went to Africa on January 29, hours after the Smollett attack. Ola appeared on Empire in 2015 and both brothers have had minor roles on Chicago PD.
Smollett follows their joint Instagram account and, according to their lawyer, sometimes goes to the gym with them.
DailyMail.com has identified photographs of one of the brothers inside the gym in Smollett’s apartment building in June. The gym is private to residents of the luxury condominium building.
On Thursday night, the star was accused by anonymous police sources cited by local networks of staging the attack. More
Now that we know these two men are under arrest in connection with the Jussie Smollett case it feels safe to say the original story media was pushing is at least inaccurate and irresponsible. It’s time for media to take accountability & apologize for pushing a divisive narrative. pic.twitter.com/hIeSHMBNCj
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 15, 2019
The two guys they arrested so did they attack the guy or did they participate in a hoax? Seems odd he and his agent both refused to turn over their phones at first. Remind you of the time the DNC refused to turn over the server after complaining it had been hacked?