The plot continues to thicken in the Jussie Smollett assault case. Two Nigerian Brothers were arrested, however the pair have not been charged with a crime. The brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo residents of Chicago, and former co-owners of a party store, had their apartment searched too. In a puzzling development, the brothers have not been charged with anything. There have been circulating rumors that the ‘Empire’ actor staged the ‘assault’. He told police it was a racial and homophobic attack, and his attackers were white.
With the brothers being arrested it calls into question the entire incident. However after questioning the brothers, they were released without charges. According to court records obtained by ‘The Blast’ the brothers both filed bankruptcy in 2016, both brothers said in the filings that they were thousands of dollars in debt, including student loans. According to the lawyer of the brother’s, both of them know Smollett well and are friends. One of the brothers did some extra work on ‘Empire’. Their party supply store, ‘Party Time’ was located on Archer Street in Chicago, the store is now closed. Police indicated that they found rope, bleach, and masks in the duo’s apartment.
Smollett follows both brothers on social media, Ola appeared on ‘Empire’ during season 2. Both of them list themselves as actors and models on their professional portfolios. Police called them ‘potential suspects’ and they are calling the attack, ‘an alleged attack’ and Smollett ‘an alleged victim’. Smollett said that the attackers yelled racial slurs, and said ‘This is MAGA country’ which is the battle cry for ‘Trump supporters.’ A Chicago police source said ‘the whole thing is bizarre, and basically it’s just not adding up.’ A source said on Friday that Smollett staged the entire ‘incident’ because his character was being written off of ‘Empire.’ Chicago ABC news is reporting ‘that the police had Smollett’s entire phone records before he turned his redacted phone records over.’