Skales has been taken into police custody along with his manager, Osagie Osarenkhoe on allegations of fraud. Both of them were accused of committing fraud against Skales’ record label, Baseline Records and diverting funds meant for the record company into their own pockets.
An insider who identified himself as Wale Ewedemi said the duo had confessed to embezzling over 10 million Naira from the label.
“Skales and His Manager Osagie have been remanded in Police Custody after confessing to various charges of fraud and diversion of Baseline Records funds.They are currently assisting the Police in unraveling the extent of the fraud. Running into tens of millions of naira.
At the inception of the contract, he was given a fully furnished luxury apartment in Lekki in a gated estate, with a brand new customized SUV. And a multi-million Naira sign on Fee. The record label also gave him a free hand to select and run his brand, supported by a multi million Naira corporate expense account. Skales behavior has reduced the appetite of the Record label to assist other young talents to achieve their full potential.”