2 Nigerian Brothers Who Appeared on "Empire" Arrested for Jussie Smollett Attack

February 15, 2019

Police in Chicago arrested two brothers from Nigeria on Friday afternoon for allegedly assaulting Empire star Jussie Smollett late last month. TMZ reports that Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo have been booked on battery charges after cops raided their home on Wednesday and seized several pieces of potential evidence, including bottles of bleach. (Numerous reports indicated that Smollett's attackers had poured bleach on him.) The two were then picked up by cops later that night at O'Hare Airport. Olabinjo reportedly played a prison inmate on the second season of Empire, while TMZ reports that Abimbola also claims he has worked on the show. Meanwhile, Smollett reportedly follows the brothers' joint Instagram account.