Nigerian legendary singer, 2face Idibia has called for the release of his colleague, Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince.
Naija News earlier reported that the rapper was arrested last Friday by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, for driving without license plates and abducting its personnel on duty post.
The 35-year-old entertainer was immediately arraigned at the Magistrate Court in the Ajah area of Lagos.
Ice Prince was arraigned on a three-count charge of assault, obstructing a policeman from carrying out his statutory duties and abduction.
However, when the counts were read to him, the musician pleaded not guilty.
Passing his verdict after hearing the case, the court judge, Justice Taiwo Oyaniyi ordered the remand of Ice Prince at the Ikoyi Prison.
Oyaniyi subsequently granted Ice Prince bail in the sum of N500,000. He is also to provide the court with two responsible sureties.
The Magistrate ordered that he be remanded in the correctional centre until he fulfils his bail condition. He then adjourned further proceedings in the case till September 7.
Reacting to the incident, 2face in a post shared on his Instagram story, questioned if it has become a crime to be a young person in Nigeria.
While calling on the police to release the embattled singer, 2face said that every protest and struggle by young people is aimed at the benefit of the security officers.
He wrote: “Has it become a crime to be a young person in this country?
“Every protest and struggle is also for you to have better pay, equipment and proper retirement benefits. #FreeIcePrince”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Rachel Okporu