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Man Arrested Over The Death Of Nicki Minaj's Father

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:20 18 Feb 2021


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Man arrested over Nicki Minaj's father's death

Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, was hit by a car and killed in Long Island last Friday.

70-year-old Charles Polevich has since turned himself in after police tracked him down.

According to TMZ, Nassau County Police in New York said the incident happened at around 6pm.

The 64-year-old was taken to hospital, where he died the following day.

A representative for Nicki confirmed Robert's passing when approached by TMZ.

 

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According to People, Polevich is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.

As quoted by People, Nassau County Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said, '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.'

Charges

According to Associated Press, Polevich is free on bail following an arraignment in Nassau County court.

His driver's license has been suspended and he was ordered to surrender his passport.

He's also unable to leave the state and is expected back in court February 26th.

 

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Nicki has yet to make any public comment.


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