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Freedom is priceless — Rapper Ice Prince heaves a sigh of relief after he was remanded in prison for reportedly a§§aulting a police officer

Rapper Ice Prince has heaved a sigh of relief after he was remanded in the prison for reportedly a§§aulting a police officer, saying freedom is priceless.

A magistrate court sitting in the Ajah area of Lagos has ordered the remand of hip-hop recording artist, Ice Prince Zamani at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre for allegedly a§gaulting a police officer.

The ‘Oleku’ crooner was arraigned before the court by the Lagos State Police Command on Friday on a three-count charge of a§gault, obstructing a policeman from carrying out his statutory duties and abd#ction. When the counts were read to him, the defendant pleaded not guilty. Magistrate Taiwo Oyaniyi subsequently granted him bail in the sum of N500,000. He is also to furnish the court with two responsible sureties

Pending when he meets the bail conditions, the magistrate ordered his remand and adjourned further proceedings in the case till September 7. Police spokesperson Hundeyin had earlier revealed how and when the veteran rapper was arrested, saying “At 3 am today, Ice prince was stopped for driving without license plates.He agreed to be taken to the station. He, thereafter, abd#cted the police officer in his car , a§§aulted him and [email protected] to throw him into the river . He has been arrested and would be arraigned today.”