Nigerian Brothers Accused of Staging Jussie Smollett Attack Have Been Released

CNN is reporting that the two Nigerian brothers who were arrested and accused of attacking Jussie Smollett have been released without charge.

According to the media house, this was confirmed by the Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi, who said Friday that the brothers who were arrested Wednesday, were released “due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations,” and that “detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”

Recall that the brothers were being viewed as “potential suspects” and that detectives had “probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime.”

Police did not say at that time precisely what the brothers were accused of or what the alleged crime might have been. Plus, the two men and Smollett had some kind of previous affiliation, a police source told CNN, without providing further detail.

But now they are free, without any charge, and we can’t wait for the police to conclude their investigations.

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