After weeks of twists, turns, and seemingly no headway made in the case surrounding the attack of ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett, police have confirmed an arrest has been made.
Two brothers being questioned in the Jussie Smollett case are now under arrest, police said.
The men–Obabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo–were arrested Friday in connection with an alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The men were identified by their attorney, Gloria Schmidt.
The suspects being questioned by detectives in the case are brothers who worked on Empire with Smollett.
Despite local police authorities confirming that Smollett is not being treated as a suspect at this time as there is no evidence the incident was a hoax (click here to read more on that), Chicago news outlets are still reporting there is a chance the attack was “potentially orchestrated by the actor himself and involved the two other men.”
The two men were seen on surveillance video near where Smollett told police he was attacked on Jan. 29. Just a day after we reported the police “identified two people,” CBS Chicago unveiled:
Schmidt said police detained her clients Wednesday evening at Customs at O’Hare. The two men were returning from a trip to Nigeria when officers raided their family’s home on the North Side.
Pictures from the raid show the front door busted off its frame, items thrown across the living room, bedroom doors damaged and clothes tossed everywhere.
Police left behind an inventory list. Some of the items seized include a black face mask hat, an Empire script, phone, receipts, a red hat and bleach.
No charges have been filed at this time.