Ice Prince remanded in prison for ‘assaulting, abducting’ police officer

A magistrate court sitting in Ajah, Lagos state, has remanded Ice Prince, the rapper, at a yet-to-be-disclosed correctional facility for allegedly assaulting a police officer.


Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police spokesperson, confirmed the rapper’s detention on Friday.


The ‘Oleku’ crooner was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on assault, obstructing a policeman from carrying out its statutory duties, and abduction.


“He has been remanded in the correctional facility by the court,” he said.


When asked which of the correctional facilities, he said: “I am still waiting for the divisional police officer (DPO) to give me full details but I think it’s Kirikiri.


“But for now, I can confirm that he has been remanded. I will get the full details later.


“He has also been given conditions for bail…very stringent conditions, so if he can meet them, he would be allowed to go but until he meets the conditions, he will remain in custody.”


Ice Prince, whose real name is Panshak Zamani, was arrested in the early hours of the day in Lagos.


Hundeyin had disclosed that the rapper was arrested for driving without license plates.


The police spokesperson also said the musician allegedly assaulted and threatened to throw an officer in his car into the river.


In a follow-up post, Hundeyin said the police are in possession of video evidence of the incident but would not release it.


 “For those asking for video evidence, yes we have it. And no, we won’t release it. A very close ally of his has seen it. It will be presented to the presiding magistrate as part of our evidence,” he wrote.


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