Few hours ago, news spread like wild fire that Kelly Hansome was arrested by police on Monday due to a Copyright infringement charge levelled against him by Mo-Hits records. In a swift turn of events, Kelly’s PR team has come forward to deny the allegations.
Here’s the statement issued by Kelly Hansome’s management:
“Rumor has it that Yesterday October 24 2011, Kelechi Orji aka Kelly Hansome was arrested concerning the copyright of Tuface featuring D’banj “FEELIN GOOD” Freestyle Remix. Sources confirm that was not true, Kelly Hansome was not arrested but only simply asked to appear at the local police station. Kelly Hansome’s lawyer was supposed to meet up with a member of Mo-Hits Records to resolve the Copyright issue, but instead the issue ended up at the Police Station. The Lawyer was asked to request the presence of Kelly, which he immediately did, and Kelly obliged, coming down to the station with another lawyer who was sent by KEYOEMO (EFCC Official Lawyer).
Kelly was asked to sign documents stating he will take down the song from the internet and elsewhere; this was after it was proven that Mo-Hits had the legal rights to the said song. The issue is now resolved. A Kelly Hansome Representative will be dropping a video in a few hours in regards to this matter. KELLY HANSOME WAS NEVER ARRESTED!!”
Is Kelly Hansome doing this just to save face or is someone running a smear campaign?
Who do you believe?