BREAKING: 2 Brothers Arrested in Jussie Smollett’s Case Do NOT Fit His Story

After “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked by two white men who allegedly shouted racist and homophobic slurs while telling him, “This is MAGA country,” the story quickly began to crumble under scrutiny.

Now, the identities of two men detained by authorities in relation to the alleged incident have surfaced, revealing major discrepancies in Smollett’s initial claim.

Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, natives of Nigeria, have been detained by authorities as they prepared to return to their home country on Wednesday.

The two brothers are reported to be body builders, and worked as extras on “Empire” as well as attending a gym with Smollett, leading to further speculation as the whether the actor may face charges for filing a hoax report.

With details remaining murky, reports indicated that authorities had seized several items from the brothers’ home, including bottles of bleach, which Smollett alleged was thrown on him during the attack.

While police initially said the two men were “persons of interests,” by Friday, media reports stated that the brothers had been officially charged with battery.

From Breitbart:

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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.

A lawyer for the brothers told CBS 2 that her clients could be charged on Friday. “They were actually detained at customs at O’Hare airport yesterday around 5:45 p.m.,” lawyer Gloria Schmidt said. “They had no idea what was going on, and they’ve been detained since then.”

“When they first learned about what happened to him they were horrified. This is someone they know. This is someone they’ve worked with, so they don’t want to see somebody go through that,” she continued.

Schmidt confirmed to CBS 2 that the brothers were extras on Empire and went to the gym with Smollett.

 

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