Nigerian celebrities have always been seen as screen gods and role models in their respective professions in music or film.
Their lifestyles constantly set a pace for their fans to emulate. But what happens when role models become jail birds?
We look at six Nigerian Celebrities who have been to jail in the past.
1. Dammy Krane
The Nigerian singer was arrested in Florida for charges of theft, credit card scam and fraud on Friday, June 2, 2017
It was gathered that Dammy Krane, who was fingered by an American jet company, Tapjets, is currently facing a nine-count charge and is not eligible to bail yet.
According to Tapjets, the singer used five different credit cards which did not belong to him while trying to book a private jet with them.
The company has since vowed to prosecute him, according to the law.
Nigerian rapper, Sinzu formerly known as Saucekid, was recently in trouble with the American law for charges relating to theft .
This is the third time reports would reveal that the rapper has been in police custody since 2016.
In 2014 he was declared wanted for stealing $300 from a Supermarket ATM.
Skales alongside his erstwhile manager, Osagie , was dragged to the police by his record label, Baseline Music in 2016.
The duo were arrested on allegations of financial crime and mismanagement by the music company.
According to Baseline, Skales and his manager were making monies that weren’t documented.
The rapper was eventually freed but his manager spent longer time with the police before regaining her freedom.
burgling of a house in the U.S.
Word is he stole some items from the house which were eventually found in his car.
His arrest was filed by a LeaAnne Klentzman back in 2009. He was later arrested for ‘ burglary of a habitation ’ and locked up for three years.
Godwon regained his freedom in 2011.
5. Uche Odoputa
In 2007, Nollywood actor, Uche Odoputa , was also arrested with cocaine at the international airport in Lagos.
Unknown to many of his fans, the actor who was on his way to London was sentenced to eight months in prison.
6. Baba Suwe
Veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina a.k.a Baba Suwe was arrested in 2011 at the Muritala Mohammed airport in Lagos.
He was about to board a flight when officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) took him into custody on suspicion of carrying hard drugs .
But after weeks in their custody, NDLEA officials admitted he had failed to excrete any drugs.
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