Abimbola ‘Abel’ (left), 25, and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo (right) are the two brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack. (Daily Mail)
Police released the two Nigerian brothers and workout partners of Jussie Smollett on Friday night.
The police released the two brothers due to “new evidence” they learned in interrogations.
#Breaking #CPD say no charges for 2 POI in #jussieSmollett. PD says it’s because of “new evidence” they learned in interrogations. The 2 men have been released after 48 hours in custody and were not charged. @Chicago_Police say they’re continuing to investigate.
— raferweigel (@RaferWeigel) February 16, 2019
Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi released a statement moments ago.
Case Update: Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete. pic.twitter.com/Hswn1Qjgcy
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 16, 2019
Jussie Smollett hired high-profile defense attorney Michael Monico to represent him this week.