By Confidence News Nigeria

“In a surprising turn of events, a Twitter thread sparked controversy a few days ago. Social media influencer and careerist Mr. Suraj Olawale, also known as Jarus, admitted that he beat his first wife for practicing fetish rituals, after he had informed her of his intention to marry another wife.”

Jaruz has continuously received backlash and support from people with different perspectives, however, the attention of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency was drawn to the thread, and the agency reacted by saying “ The case has been reported to Lagos State Police Command”

In the early hours of yesterday, Lagos DSVA updated their tweet by affirming that Mr. Suraj is now currently in police custody .

“Update: @SirJarus is currently in police custody, and investigations are ongoing.

We commend the @LagosPoliceNG for their swift and diligent response in handling this matter.” Lagos DSVA posted via X handle.

Tweet by Lagos DSVA

After receiving information from the Lagos DSVA, several international and local news outlets featured the story and published different headlines. One of these headlines, from Sahara Reporter, read: “BREAKING: Nigerian Police Arrest Online Influencer #SirJarus In Lagos For Domestic Violence.”

However, the supposed lawyer to Jarus Mr. Muhamad Adam popular known as Egi-Nupe on X retweeted Saharareporter’s tweet and captioned it as fake news, Mr Muhammad wrote


Sir Jarus was never arrested contrary to the report by these media outlets. We understand that this case has received public attention but please the best you can do is not to mislead the public.

We will address the public, only when/if necessary. But please do not report lies.

Thank you.”

Tweet by Jaruz lawyer

“It’s important to note that all attempts to reach the Lagos State Police Command were unsuccessful at the time of filing this report. A similar attempt was made to contact Lagos DSVA, however, the agency confirmed that Mr Jaruz was in police custody for investigation.”

A background check on Sir Jarus X’s handle shows that he last tweeted about 11 hours ago as at the time of fillingg this report.