The Nigerian brothers are said to be pulling away from testifying against the movie star in court over the treatment they are getting from the police.
The men who allegedly attacked Hollywood star, Jussie Smollett in 2019, are said to be no longer interested in testifying against him.
The two brothers, Abel and Ola Osundario are now reportedly unwilling to testify against the actor.
PageSix reports that the brothers have changed their minds because they feel as if police are still treating them as suspects and are withholding possessions they had taken from them during a February 2019, raid of their home.
“It’s been over a year and they need to give us our stuff back,” Abel said.
It would recalled the brothers had said that they were both paid $3,500 to attack Smollett in what the actor claimed was a racist and homophobic attack against him back in January 2019.
According to TMZ, the brothers told the jury that they staged the so-called “attack” and even got paid for it.
The brothers were caught on camera buying a bunch of supplies before the incident including ski masks, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses, and red hats.
The ‘Empire’ actor was later indicted by a jury on a sixteen count charge for spearheading his own attack, a claim he has continued to deny.
The brothers have been capitalizing off of their moment in the limelight.
Jussie Smollett may be trying to get his career back on track, according to reports, but it looks like the Osundairo brothers are capitalizing off of the 15 minutes of infamy. Now that the charges against Smollett have been dropped, the brothers, Abel and Ola, both have no legal consequence since the Chicago Police Department only investigated the attack on the actor as a staged event. The Osundairos are jumping headfirst back into their fitness business, and according to TMZ, things are looking up for the workout duo.
The publication reports that hundreds of people have been hitting the brothers up for training and diet plans. The brothers are pushing a new “Team Abel” fitness package, but a basic plan, sans personal training, will run you about $30. Premium packages are $50 “including a diet program, strength training, power training, shred training and a four-week meal plan.
The pair have returned to what they were doing before this scandal shook up their world, but now that there aren’t any charges on the horizon, people are still wondering whether or not they’ll speak out about their involvement. TMZ claims that Abel and Ola are open to doing an exclusive interview, but only if the pay is right.
The two were mysteriously out of sight when it was announced that Smollett was facing a case. It was later reported that the brothers were being held up in a hotel for a witness protection program of sorts to keep them out of the public eye. It’s also said that the Chicago Police Department footed the bill for their stay.