Troubled Nigerian singer Barry Jhay, who was arrested by the police in Ghana in connection to the death of his label boss Karshy Godson, has been cleared of the murder charges.
The charges were dropped on Tuesday by the police in Ghana after investigations revealed that Barry Jhay was attacked by Kashy shortly after the record label boss’ girlfriend rushed in to where he was recording a song to report that he (Kashy) was behaving abnormally.
The investigation further revealed that Kashy jumped down from the 4th floor of the hotel they lodged in, 12 minutes after Barry who he reportedly attacked with a knife fled the scene.
According to the police in Ghana an eyewitness and CCTV footage corroborated the claim.
Meanwhile, the singer who is the son of late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister has issued a statement concerning the death of his label boss and the persecution he faced after the unfortunate incident.
In the statement issued on Instagram, Bharry Jhay expressed dismay over the death of Kashy who he described as a friend adding that he almost lost his freedom for something he knew nothing about.
The statement by Bharry Jhay reads thus in full; “’Good day everyone, these past few days have been drastically life changing for me with a resounding frame of reflections. What was meant to be a vacation with my friend/brother turned into a tragic nightmare I almost didn’t wake up from?
“What I went through I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy but I still thank God for his grace upon my life and for also reminding me that there is a thin line between life and death and we’re not going to be here forever.
“I lost a dear friend; I almost lost my life and my freedom for something I had no hand in. I know I owe my fans my own side of the story and the same is contained in the attached reports.
“I want to thank the entire Ghana police force for their professionalism and diligence. The hurtful comments, assumptions and allegations made against me was nothing compared to having to mourn the tragic death of my friend and at the same time being accused of being involved in his death.
“But for the enormous support from my friends, family and even strangers who supported me without prejudice and proclaimed my innocence were the ones who gave me hope, oh my Ghanaian brother’s and sisters! This is my first visit to an amazing country filled with lovely people I have gotten the biggest support from. To my family!! I can’t thank you enough! my legal team (Tope Salami and Jerry), Lewis, Martin, Olu, ike, my Aunty Tosin , the list is long o!!!,” he concluded.