Ace Nigerian singer, Inetimi Timaya Odon, popularly known as Timaya has denied being arrested by the police.

The Dem Mama crooner was reportedly arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly hitting a lady with his car and running away.

A Nigerian lady identified as Osinubi Omowunmi who made the accusation via Instagram, claimed that the incident happened at the Ikate area of Lagos State on Wednesday, and the victim whom she said was her sister was hospitalized.

The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed Timaya’s arrest on Thursday saying, “He is being investigated for a case of serious motor accident.”

But in a chat with Punch, Timaya insisted that he wasn’t arrested, but was invited for interrogation only.

He said: “I was invited to the station when I went to the lady’s house to commiserate with her over the incident. I was there as early as 7 am.

“It was when we stepped outside the house that we saw police officers. The reason I went to her house was to show my profound remorse.

“I would have been there yesterday (Wednesday), but I could not make it because I had to attend to something urgently at Ogun State. However, throughout the day, members of my team were with her at the hospital and home till midnight.

“I was never arrested by the police. I was only invited for questioning at the Maroko Police Station. From there, I went to the hospital to see the lady.”