The longtime manager of rapper Ludacris, Chaka Zulu, has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in June. This charge is added to a long list of charges, including possession of a firearm, simple battery and aggravated assault.
The report was first announced by WBT-TV reporter Michael Seiden who tweeted: “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.”
Seiden had previously noted that Chaka Zulu had surrendered himself to the police on September 13th and was bonded out on the same day. Zulu was one of three people shot during an incident back in June in Atlanta.
Seiden’s thread continued: “Zulu’s arrest comes more than two months after the family of Artez Benton, 23, was forced to bury their loved one who was shot and killed outside the club. @wsbtv”
As reported by TMZ, the event saw Chaka Zulu confronted by an aggressive man with whom he argued until their heated words led to a physical altercation. Zulu was thrown to the ground and kicked until he produced his weapon and fired at least one shot, with many suspecting it was his bullet that killed Benton.
More information on this subject is expected in the coming days.