Timaya has rejected claims that he was detained following a hit-and-run incident in Ikate, Lagos, in which he was accused of injuring a woman.
On March 2, a woman went online to publish a video of her sister bleeding from the face while laying in a hospital bed, and the singer became a viral sensation.
A video of Timaya being removed from a facility by security personnel went viral on Thursday. CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Lagos state spokesperson, stated that the musician was detained for questioning in connection with the incident.
In an interview with Punch, Timaya said he was not arrested but only invited for questioning.
”I was invited to the station when I went to the lady’s house to commiserate with her over the incident. I was there as early as 7am.
It was when we stepped outside the house that we saw police officers. The reason I went to her house was to show my profound remorse.
I would have been there yesterday (Wednesday), but I could not make it because I had to attend to something urgently at Ogun State. However, throughout the day, members of my team were with her at the hospital and home till midnight.
I was never arrested by the police. I was only invited for questioning at the Maroko Police Station. From there, I went to the hospital to see the lady.”he said