Two Nigerian Brothers Arrested and Booked for Battery as 'Potential Suspects' in Jussie Smollett Attack + Their Lawyer Reveals They're Friends with Jussie |

Two Nigerian Brothers Arrested and Booked for Battery as ‘Potential Suspects’ in Jussie Smollett Attack + Their Lawyer Reveals They’re Friends with Jussie

The two Nigerian brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola ‘Abel’ and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo.

They have not been charged (yet) and are their lawyer insists they are not the people who attacked Jussie — but revealed they’re all three friends.

Jussie follows Abel on Instagram where Abel recently shared a video of himself posing to one of Jussie’s songs.

Police on Friday, however, said they have been arrested for battery and are now being treated as ‘potential suspects’ instead of just ‘persons of interest’.

It has been confirmed by police that Abimbola and Olabinjo are indeed the two men seen who were seen in surveillance camera footage walking near the area of the attack at around that same time.

Jussie follows the brothers’ joint Instagram account where they post videos and photographs of themselves working out

On Good Morning America, Jussie said that he had ‘no doubt’ the people in the video were the men who punched him, tied a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him.

In a June 2018 Instagram video, one of the brothers is seen walking on his hands on a treadmill inside the private gym in Jussie’s luxury apartment building

In a statement issued Friday, police say:

“Interviews will resume today with the two people of interest and their attorney. While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is also no evidence to say that this is a hoax. The alleged victim is being cooperative at this time and continues to be treated as the victim, not a suspect. The investigation continues.”

The investigation continues…

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