Torture and kidnapping A well known artist manager arrested in Quebec

Torture and kidnapping: A well-known artist manager arrested in Quebec

Popular Quebec hip-hop artist manager Philippe Nazon was arrested Tuesday for kidnapping and torturing a victim over several days last summer.

Thanks to the issuance of an arrest warrant, officers from the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) were able to arrest the 41-year-old man in the Sainte-Foy sector at around 6 p.m.

As part of an investigation launched last June, Philippe Nazon was targeted by authorities as a suspect in a case of kidnapping and torture of a man in his 30s.

The latter was scheduled to appear at the Quebec courthouse on Wednesday. He could be charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and conspiracy.

The investigation continues and there may be further arrests in the coming days,” said SPVQ spokesman Pierre-Olivier Lévesque.

Philippe Nazon is known as the manager of the collectives Facekché – 187 and Nothsiders under the production banner Explicit, before becoming manager of the music group Éloquence. The Journal du Hip Hop named him Manager of the Year in 2017.

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