The two “potential suspects” arrested in the Jussie Smollett attack, Olabinjo “Ola” and Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo have now been released.
Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi confirmed earlier today on Twitter that they were released without charge.
Ola and Abel had been picked up by the police as persons of interest in the attack of Empire star, Jussie Smollett.
Guglielmi explained that Ola and Abel were released following new evidence obtained from today’s interrogation.
“Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging.” Anthony Guglielmi said.
Case Update: Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete. pic.twitter.com/Hswn1Qjgcy
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 16, 2019
However, detectives are still carrying out investigations on the case.