Ludacris’ Manager/Music Exec Chaka Zulu’s Lawyers Reacts To Him Being Arrested & Charged With Murder: It Was Self Defense
Legal representation for celebrity manager Chaka Zulu is addressing his recent arrest.
As previously reported Chaka Zulu, born Ahmed Obafemi, was arrested earlier this week and charged with murder. The arrest was the result of a recent investigation involving Zulu, who fired his gun back in June of this year while being attacked, fatally shooting one of his attackers. Following his detainment, Zulu’s lawyers are making it clear that their client was legally correct in his actions.
Posted to Zulu’s official Instagram account, the statement offers details of the fatal incident. It reads:
“Mr. Chaka Zulu, a beloved son of the City of Atlanta is disappointed in the Atlanta Police Department’s decision to bring charges against him surrounding the shooting that occured in June 2022. A close review of all the evidence….reveal that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least (4) individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself,”
“Mr. Zulu was shot in the back during the shooting and nearly lost his life, and is still recovering from the nearly fatal injuries he sustained that evening. Mr. Zulu was at his place of business that night and had every right to defend himself. In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense; a weapon that he is licensed to carry….Mr. Zulu remains confident that his name will be cleared of all charges through the judicial process.”
Reportedly, Zulu engaged in a verbal argument with the 4 individuals who allegedly jumped him prior to shots being fired off. The record label owner, along with two others – including 23-year-old Artez Benton who lost his life in the incident – sustained gun injuries.
Zulu, who is reportedly still recovering from his injury, turned himself into police on the 13th of this month, and bonded out shortly after. Along with murder, Zulu is reportedly additionally charged with aggravated assault, possession of firearm during commission of a felony, and simple battery.
Does it seems like Chaka Zulu’s actions were self defense or do you agree with the murder charge? Give us your thoughts in the comments section.