There are indications that Nigerian musician, Douglas Jack Agu, aka Runtown, may be arrested for an alleged blackmail.
After being slammed a Federal High Court injunction restraining him from performing and recording, a sex tape of the singer emerged on social media last week. His record company, Eric Many, was alleged to be the sponsor of the video.
In a statement made available to Punch, however, Eric Many said preliminary findings had revealed that the released sex tape and Whatsapp chat purportedly leaked by Runtown’s label was totally fake and a stunt executed by the artiste.
The statement reads, “Investigations have led to the capture of a suspect (name withheld) who confessed to using a fake Instagram account to spread the false sex tape leak on Runtown’s request.
“We have maintained from the beginning of this saga that Eric Many has a verifiable court injunction against Runtown and we’ll not resort to blackmail or cheap social media stunts as we believe in the rule of law. Investigations are on-going as regards the leaked sex tape story and we’ll let the law take its full course.”
Also, Eric Many’s Chairman, Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, insisted that he would never comment publicly on the issue, saying, “Runtown remains our baby and that after every war comes peace.”
The label’s General Manager, Johnson Adumike, said they would not be drawn into any media war with Runtown.
According to him, the label made him and they will not destroy him.