- The man who allegedly killed Robert Maraj in a hit and run accident has handed himself over to the authorities
- Following the accident, the police worked tirelessly to find the suspect who might have been connected to the scene
- The man, known as Charles Polevich bumped into Nicki Minaj's father with his car while he was taking a walk in New York
Nicki Minaj's father Robert Maraj was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Friday, February 12. The driver who hit Robert fled the scene after the accident.
The police started a search to hunt down the man who caused the accident. The man has now handed himself over to the authorities according to a report by TMZ.
The police arrested Charles Polevich, who is 70-years-old. He has been charged with two felonies. The first is for leaving the scene of the crime that involves the death of a person and the second is for tampering with crucial evidence.
Polevich allegedly bumped into Robert with his 1992 model Volvo in New York. According to the police, Polevich got out of his vehicle and asked Robert if he was okay, then he drove off.
His bail has been set to $250,000 (N95.2 million). Polevich had to surrender his passport and is not allowed to leave New York to travel.
Robert Maraj passed away in the hospital a day after the accident due to his critical state and extensive injuries. He was taking a walk in the streets of New York. Rest in peace.
Legit.ng previously reported that Nicki Minaj’s father Robert Maraj was killed in a hit and run accident.
The celebrity’s dad died on Friday, February 12, after the hit-and-run incident that took place in New York.
Authorities claimed the man was going for a walk when a car ploughed into him and fatally injured him. Moments after the accident, Robert was rushed to hospital and was pronounced dead on Saturday, February 13.
People who witnessed the unfortunate incident have been asked to come forward and help identify the perpetrator or give an account of what happened.
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