Police have arrested the person who allegedly killed rapper Nicki Minaj’s 64- previous father Robert Maraj in a hit-and-run incident in New York that befell just lately. Robert Maraj was strolling alongside a street in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m on Friday when he was hit by a automotive that stored going, Nassau County police mentioned. Maraj was taken to a hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless on Saturday.
As per E! News, on Wednesday, Nassau County Police held a press convention the place they introduced the arrest of Charles Polevich. According to authorities, the 70-year-old was driving the automobile that struck and killed Maraj on the night of February 12.
After surrendering to the authorities, Polevich was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality and tampering with bodily proof. In an announcement to the publication, Polevich’s lawyer, Michael A. Scotto, mentioned, “It’s a tragic accident and the Maraj family are in our thoughts.” As per E! News, the person’s bail is about to USD 250,000. Additionally, Polevich was ordered to give up his passport, his driver’s license has additionally been suspended and he has been requested to stay in New York at some point of the case. His subsequent courtroom date is about for February 19.
Nassau County Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick claimed that Polevich was conscious of Maraj’s extreme accidents and selected to flee the scene, describing on the press convention, “He got out of the car, looked at the deceased, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911 and calling an ambulance for the man. He went home and secreted his vehicle.”
Police mentioned that Maraj, who was believed to be strolling to an area retailer on the time of the accident, in the end succumbed to his accidents. Polevich and his 1992 Volvo Station Wagon, which Fitzpatrick described as “more distinctive than modern cars,” was situated via visitors and safety footage.
Authorities alleged that Polevich additionally took measures to “secrete his car from being found by police” by hiding it in a storage and overlaying it with a tarp. Minaj has not publicly addressed her father’s demise but, however her father’s estranged spouse, Carol Maraj, instructed Newsday his kids “are pleased” to know the suspect has been arrested. She added, “I’m very, very, very happy about the arrest.”
Previously, Minaj had opened up about how her father was abusive in the direction of her mom, and recalled how he as soon as set hearth to their home whereas her mom was inside.
“I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her and she always brings up this story about when I was a little girl and I would stand in front of my mother (with my arms out to protect her),” Minaj mentioned in a clip that options in her documentary that she posted on Instagram in 2018.
Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was raised in the New York City borough of Queens. Minaj gave delivery to her first son together with her husband Kenneth Petty late final yr. She has since devoted her time to embracing motherhood.
– with ANI inputs