Sonny Okosun’s Son, Jerry Released From Jail Over Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnap

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Jan 9, 2013 – Sunny Okosun Son, Jerry Released From Jail Over Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnap

Jerry Okosun, one of the sons of Sonny Okosun, the late Nigerian gospel icon who was arrested in December over his alleged involvement in actress Nkiru Sylvanus‘s kidnap has been freed. www.naijagists.com

He was released from police detention in Owerri alongside other suspected abductors of the aforementioned actress and former Mr Nigeria winner, Kenneth Okolie on Saturday.

Mr Jerry Okosun is the Director of General Student Affairs in Imo State. He was set free on Saturday 5th of January, 2013 after he was declared innocent.

Imo state police officials arrested Jerry on December 25, 2012, Christmas day after he was suspected to have been involved in Nkiru’s kidnap.

The trouble started after Jerry insisted Imo state Government should pay N15million ransom for the quick release of the actress.

He also got into trouble after some suspicious text messages were found on his phone in connection to the crime.

Thank God he is free. Hopefully the Imo State Police officials will uncover the people behind Nkiru and Kenneth Okolie’ kidnap.

Actress Nkiru was kidnapped alongside former Mr Nigeria Kenneth Okolie on the 16th of December in Owerri Imo state. (Read details of their kidnap here)

Her family eventually paid her kidnappers N8 million to secure her release.

The fate of the third person in the car at the time of their kidnap is still unknown.

12 thoughts on “Sonny Okosun’s Son, Jerry Released From Jail Over Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnap

  1. Please my name is Sidney Okosun, this man is not Sonny Okosuns son, we don’t even know him. My father only has 4 kids that is Michael, Ebony, Adesua and I. I am the first born of my father, please do your research first before you label people and destroy the name of my father

    • Pls do write personaly to d media,even as i write,d argument is stil dat he is Okosun’s son,pls ensure it is rectified.

    • Which Okosun are u? Bcos the face of the guy I’m seeing here look exactly as the late singer Sunny Okosun… So, lets know which one are u, the daughter of the singer or the relative. I pray to God for safety release of Nkiru and others.

  2. Thanks for this information, but I gathered that leader and the hero of the imolites is yet to be seen. all the SUG presidents of schools in Imo state tertiary institutions, Rex Okoro (IMSU), Okemiri Godspower(ALVAN) and others, who visited Jerry Okosun DG student affairs were denied access to see him. The students and comrades in the aluta struggle Imo state as I gathered will stop at nothing to go on a demonstration sonnest; despite the call of the DG through his PA that the students should not to go on any protest which they are planning. The DG believes the police and govt should be allowed to carry out their investigation. And since all investigation so far has not found him guilty that in no time he will be freed. When I asked what his crime was, I was told he was arrested because he is dodged and compassionate, which led to him push that the ransom be paid in order to free Nkiru Silvanus his colleague in govt. House along side Ex. Mr. Nigeria and the PA to Nkiru in the net of the kidnappers. But if he has been freed bravo to the police, sss and other security agents for there good judgement

  3. Whoever this guy is, is not Sunny Okosun’s son. Sonny Okosun has only 4 kids named Sidney, Micheal, Ebony and Micheal Okosun. All Sonny Okosun’s kids live in the US except Ebony Okosun. He needs to be arrested for impersonation and should stop spoiling the Okosun family reputation that we’ve worked hard to make.. Get the word out, Thank you – Easy Okosun

  4. PRESS STATMENT
    DISCLAIMANT: JERRY IS NOT A SON, TO THE LATE
    EVANGELIST SUNNY OKOSUN
    A story making the rounds in the Print, Electronic and the Social Media of late has been brought to the attention of the family of the late Evangelist Sunny Okosun.
    According to the story, “one of the son’s of the late musical icon Sunny Okosun has been released from jail after being arrested over his alleged involvement in the kidnap of Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie.

    Jerry Okosun, who also works for the Imo State government as Director General of Student Affairs, was released January 5th after spending 11 days in police cell in Owerri with other suspected kidnappers.

    Jerry was arrested on Christmas Day because for some weird reason, the kidnappers contacted him to negotiate the release of Nkiru Sylvanus. Jerry acted as a middle man for Nkiru’s family, the Imo State government and the kidnappers. He was the one that negotiated the 8 million Naira ransoms that was eventually paid to secure Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie’s release.”

    In view of the great harm done by this story to the hard earn reputation of the last musician, we are constrain to make the following clarification.
    1) The so called Jerry Okosun is not a son to the late musician. They are not related at all.
    2) The late Evangelist Sunny Okoun before his death on May 24th 2008 had four biological children. They are as follows- Sidney Okosun eldest son, Ebony his first daughter, Michael his second son while Adesuwa a girl was his last child.
    A fact that must not be denied however that Jerry is is a known face in the Okosun’s family. He is an Igbo man from Imo State. He was one of the pastors in the late musician’s church known as House of Prayer Ministry before his death. The late musical maestro in a deliberate effort to ensure that Jerry lived a good, responsible and purposeful life, married him a wife, send him and his now estrange wife to France. Jerry was later deported for sharp practices.
    Jerry however, claimed to be adopting the late musician’s surname name because of his goodwill towards him, while he was alive.
    This statement is therefore issued as a warning to the general public, not to do any business with Jerry in the name of the late Evangelist Sunny Okosun.
    Signed
    GABRIEL OKORUWA OMONHINMIN
    COUSIN TO THE LATE EVANGELIST SUNNY OKOSUN
    16th January, 2013.

  5. INVESTIGATE VERY WELL BE4 ANYTIN.WEATHER SUNNY OKOSUN OR NOT PLSSS.BUT I KNW DAT GOD WILL HELP US IN DIS ISSUUE OF A TIN AMEN.BUT AM HPY DAT NKRIU LEATER COME OUT AD EX MR NIGERIA.TANK GOD 4 DAT

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