Jussie Smollett – Osundairo Brothers To Testify Against Actor
It turns out the Osundairo brothers will take the stand against Jussie Smollett after all.
Abel and Ola Osundairo, who told Chicago police that actor Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the January 2019 attack against him previously refused to testify against the “Empire” actor.
The Osundairo brothers called out Chicago police and said that they have not received the items that were taken when their home was raided in February 2019 as a part of the investigation into the attack on Jussie. One of the items was a 9mm gun, which their lawyer, Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, said has since been found. She said in a statement,
“Due to the intervention of Special Prosecutor Dan Webb and his team, earlier today we were informed that a properly registered 9mm handgun that was missing from a locked safe seized by the Chicago Police Department on February 14, 2019, has been located.”
“The missing gun was a reason for Abel and Ola’s decision to cease voluntary cooperation, in addition to the unnecessary complication brought to this situation by CPD’s Corporate Counsel in treating them like suspects. Abel and Ola will recommence their cooperation in the Smollett case now that the handgun has been produced by the Special Prosecutor’s office.”
Abel Osundairo previously spoke on the missing items and said,
“It’s been over a year and they need to give us our stuff back, I would understand if we were defendants in the case, which we are not.”
“Most of the stuff isn’t even mine, they belong to my oldest brother, my mother, my sister. They even took my dog’s toy. Of course I’m skeptical, because you are saying one thing one day and another thing another day, it’s just another thing we have to go through.”
Meanwhile, Jussie Smollett has maintained his innocence and insists he didn’t stage the attack. He filed a counterclaim against the city of Chicago and several police officers claiming he was the victim of malicious prosecution. Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed his lawsuit.
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