Timaya To Spend At Least 8 Years In Jail If Found Guilty Of Rape
Nigerian singer, Timaya is the subject of a rape allegation. The accuser, identified as Shella B, kicked off the saga on Friday, July 24 by dedicating an Instagram account to ‘exposing’ the popular Nigerian act.
Tagged exposingtherealtimaya, Shella accused the Bayelsa State-born singer of sexually assaulting her during his time in Atlanta on July 18, 2015.
In no time, her accusations fuelled several reports, forcing Timaya to react a few hours after the matter became a trending topic on social media. Coming exactly 3 days after Timaya welcomed his second daughter, the ‘Bow Down’ singer admitted he had sex with Shella but vehemently disputed the rape claims through a statement.
The self-styled Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa said he noticed the first sign of trouble when he turned down Shella’s request that they tag along to his Atlanta show later that day as a couple. He added that she demanded $50k from him when he tried to play it cool with her days after.
Whatever Timaya was saying at that point made no sense to Shella, an upcoming act with a number of singles to her name. Taking advantage of the spotlight her accusation had caused, she reintroduced a song she had released several months earlier.