Charles Polevich, a 70-year-old Long Island man, has been arrested on Wednesday for the hit-and-run crash that killed Nicki Minaj’s dad, Robert Maraj.
The driver, Polevich, hid his car under a tarp after asking the dying victim, Nicki Minaj’s father if he was okay, officials said.
Polevich surrendered to the state police on Wednesday and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence for the death of Robert Maraj.
Maraj, who was 64 years old at the time he was killed, was “walking in the roadway” on Roslyn Road near his Mineola home when Polevich allegedly struck him near Raff Ave. about 6:15 p.m. Feb. 12, Nassau County Police said.
Polevich got out of his white 1992 Volvo, stood over Maraj, asked him if “he was okay” then jumped back into his vehicle and drove off, leaving the victim dying in the street, court papers charge.
Polevich hid his car in his garage and covered the vehicle with a tarp, when he reached his home, not far from the crash scene, officials said.
Maraj was hospitalized and died later that day.
Nassau County police said Maraj was either walking home or to a local store. He was walking in the street because sidewalks were covered in snow, investigators believe.
Polevich was driving north on Roslyn when he struck Maraj, who was walking in the same direction, according to prosecutors.
“He was absolutely aware of what happened,” Nassau County Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said at a press conference Wednesday. “He got out of the car and looked at the deceased. He made the conscious decision to leave.”
Polevich drove home avoiding intersections where he knew there would be cameras, court papers state.
“He did things to alter us from being able to discover the car,” Fitzpatrick said.
Cops however were able to piece together security footage that showed the path of Polevich’s Volvo.
“We were able to track that vehicle prior to accident as well as after the accident and tracked it right to his house,” Fitzpatrick said.
Polevich was ordered held on $250,000 bond during a brief arraignment in Nassau County Criminal Court Wednesday. He is due back in court Friday.
Maltina appoints Rahama Sadau as Ambassador
The Maltina Company has appointed a well-known Kanywood actress, Rahama Sadau as her ambassador.
This is coming, months after the Actress was suspended from Kanywood. She said she took the appointment with pride and will work extensively, to make Nigerians stick to Maltina as their source of refreshment .
The Senior Brand Manager of Maltina, Mrs Elohor Olumide Awe, on her part , said, her organization will continue with it’s innovation to keep Nigerians refreshed at all the times.
Olumide who spoke in Kano on Sunday when she led the management team of Maltina to launch two brand new Maltina- the Vanilla, and Pineapple flavours held at the famous Ado Bayero Malt in the heart of the city .
According to her, the idea behind the introduction of the two brand flavours was to make their customers have alternative and varieties the old Classic brand .
She said, “Having take into cognizance the importance of Kano as the commercial nerve center of the North We decided to launched the the Vanilla, and Pineapples in the state for our teeming Customers to take advantage in the Month of Ramadan”
In an interview with a customer who is a student of Bayero University(BUK), Chat Barnabas described Maltina as her best drink.
On the newly introduced brands, Barnabas said it is unique because of its nice flavour .
“I speak with millionaires” – Mercy Eke replies bad belle people
The winner of the Big Brother Naija show (season 4), Mercy Eke has responded to some bad belle people on social media, who mocked her for her Igbo accent.
Recall that Mercy Lambo has repeatedly been a subject of online troll largely because of her local accent which clearly depicts her origin (Igbo).
However, the media battle started, after a fan admired Mercy due to her beautiful looks.
A lady reacted saying that the reality star is beautiful till she opens her mouth to speak.
Responding to the statement, Mercy told the lady that she opens her mouth to speak with millionaires on how to make billions.
Nollywood Veteran actor, Bruno Iwuoha dies at 68
One of the best Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, has died on Saturday at the age of 68, after a long battle with diabetes.
The information was released by the Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker. it reads, “It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha.
“He died in the early hours of this morning (10/04/2021) after a prolonged battle with diabetes.
“Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children.”
The National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, said on behalf of the entire members of the Guild, he commiserates with the immediate family members, friends and fans.
He prayed that God would comfort them at this moment of grief and that all the souls of all faithful departed would rest in peace.
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