Meet ‘Ola’ & ‘Abel,’ the Nigerian Bodybuilders Arrested in Jussie Smollett Case

Breitbart | 2/15/2019 | Staff
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The identities of two brothers connected to an investigation into the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett were revealed Friday.

The two actors are named Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo and hail from Nigeria, according to the Daily Mail. On Wednesday, the pair were arrested by Chicago Police officers at O’Hare Airport upon arriving back to the U.S. from a trip to visit family in Nigeria and taken in for questioning.

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Ola appeared on Empire in 2015 and both brothers have had minor roles on Chicago PD.

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Smollett follows their joint Instagram account and, according to their lawyer, sometimes goes to the gym with them. has identified photographs of one of the brothers inside the gym in Smollett’s apartment building in June. The gym is private to residents of the luxury condominium building.

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The brothers’ names are also included on a list of evidence that was left at their home after Chicago PD officers ransacked it on Thursday and the pair are listed in public records as the tenants of that house.

In a video shared to Instagram January 9th, one of the brothers is seen practicing gym poses while playing a song by Smollett called “HaHa (I Love You).”

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A lawyer for the brothers told CBS 2 that her clients could be charged on Friday. “They were actually detained...
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