Rapper Ludacris‘ longtime manager Chaka Zulu has reportedly been arrested for murder in connection to a June shooting that left one person dead and two others – including himself injured. Chaka Zulu charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and simple battery.
According to reports, the co-founder of Disturbing Tha Peace record label, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail Sept. 13, but was bonded out the same day.
WSB-TV reporter Michael Seiden took to Twitter to report the news on Saturday.
“On June 26, APD responded to the 2200 block of Peachtree Road after getting reports of a shooting. When officers arrived , they found three people suffering from gunshot wounds. Investigators said it was the “result of a dispute in the parking lot. @wsbtv,” Seiden stated in his report.
Zulu’s Attorney, Gabe Banks, said in the statement also posted by Seiden on social media, that his client was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang and was forced to defend himself.
“Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four (4) individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture,” Banks said.
BREAKING: Ludacris’ longtime manager Chaka Zulu arrested on murder charge. The music executive, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi, is also charged w/ aggravated assault , possession of firearm during commission of a felony and simple battery, according to jail records. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/4mPLIsI5Pz
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) September 18, 2022
This is reportedly the first arrest in the case since the night of the shooting.
Despite the fact that Chaka Zulu is charged with murder, his attorney says, “Mr. Zulu remains confident that his name will be cleared of all the charges through the judicial process.”
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