Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, son of fuji maestro, King Ayinde Marshal aka KWAM 1, was arrested on fraud charges some weeks ago, he was however granted bail.
Shortly after the news hit the web and news stands, KWAM 1 took to social media claiming that his son was not guilty of the crime and he has been granted bail by the US authorities because, according to him
“he was a victim of circumstance.”
KWAM 1’s publicity director, Kunle Rasheed, said the bail given to Sultan was an indication that he was not involved in the crime, the statement reads thus;
“Our attention has been drawn to the news circulating that Sultan, K1 De Ultimate’s son was arrested alongside five other people in the US over Two million Dollars fraud.
“There is no doubt that my son was among those that were arrested but what is however not true is claims that he is a fraud. We can confidently say that he was not in any way involved in the crime, which explains the reason why he was the only person that was released on bail.
“The bail given to Sultan indicates that he is not involved in the crime; he is only a victim of circumstance who happened to be at a wrong place at a wrong time.
“Many detractors are quick to celebrate the news because to them, they want to get to the father. But the truth will always shine as light over darkness.
“Sultan, we believe, will be given a clean bill of health at the next adjournment.”
The arrests which took place in Chicago involved Sultan, 26, along with six others accomplices while two other alleged accomplices were arrested in Nigeria and all the defendants were charged in Chicago in International Investigation Targeting “Romance Scams” and “Mystery Shopper” Schemes.
Their arrests took place two weeks after each was charged with conspiracy to commit a wire fraud scheme. If convicted, the defendants face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
From the reports going around, it does appear as if there is no love lost between KWAM 1 and his kids based abroad because according to an exclusive report from Kemiashefonlovehaven, though KWAM1 was contacted immediately his son was arrested but he refused to pick the calls.
According to the source;
“His other children, who also live abroad, contacted him but their father didn’t pick their calls. They sent him text messages but he didn’t respond. But immediately blogs and other media broke the news, he sensed a disgrace and quickly arranged a press conference debunking the story.
“Till date, he has not got in touch with the children and even refused to send money to hire a lawyer for the victim, who he always claimed to love the most. Although he has a reputation for always been uninvolved with his children, his lackadaisical attitude towards Sultan’s plight defies reasoning. Rather, he has been junketing around parties and end-of-year shindigs where he is either performing or invited as a guest in Nigeria.”
KWAM 1 junior and eight others are said to have defrauded Internet users of at least $2 million in online scams over the past two years.
Here is a list alleged scammed KWAM 1 junior and his accomplices
Daniel Samuel Eta, 35, of Skokie;
Babatunde Ladehinde Labiyi, 20, of Chicago;
Barnabas Oghenerukevwe Edjieh, 29, of Chicago;
Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, 26, of Chicago;
Babatunde Ibraheem Akarigidi, 39, of Chicago;
Miracle Ayokunle Okunola, 21, of Chicago;
Olurotimi Akitunde Idowu, 55, of Chicago, are the others arrested alongside.
Another person was arrested in Texas, and the ninth was arrested in Nigeria.