HATE HOAX UPDATE: Investigators Suspect Nigerian Brothers Linked to Threatening Letter Sent to Jussie Smollett
Investigators now suspect that the Nigerian brothers who were paid by Jussie Smollett to take part in the faked attack are also behind the suspicious letter sent to Smollett in early January.
Investigators retrieved a magazine from the Osundairo brother’s apartment in Chicago.
CBS Chicago has some huge updates in the Smollett case
It now appears he also paid the brothers to write the threatening letter he received 1 week prior to the hoax attack
As mailing threats is a federal offense, the FBI is investigating
Jussie may have lied to the FBI
— Jack Posobiec ☘️ (@JackPosobiec) February 18, 2019
CBS Local reported:
Smollett received a letter containing a white powder Jan. 22. The letter was mailed to Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, where the show “Empire” is filmed. The letter prompted a HAZMAT response. CPD says the “white substance” was later determined to be aspirin.
The note was crafted with letters apparently cut out from magazines to form words. The pieced-together message contained racial and homophobic threats directed at Smollett. A magazine is one of the pieces of evidence retrieved from the brother’s home last week during a search conducted by CPD. Investigators also recovered a book of stamps.
When asked about the letter in a televised interview last week, Smollett said, “On the letter, it had a stick figure hanging from a tree with a gun pointing toward it.” It also had “MAGA” — reference to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan Make America Great Again – written as the return address.