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Ahmed Obafemi, Ludacris Manager Charged With Murder for Strip Mall Shooting In Georgia

The Moment ‘Ahmed Obafemi, Ludacris Manager Charged With Murder for Strip Mall Shooting In Georgia’ Music entrepreneur Chaka Zulu, the longtime manager of rapper Ludacris, was charged with murder in a June shooting in which he was injured, Atlanta police announced Saturday.

Ahmed Obafemi, Ludacris Manager Charged With Murder for Strip Mall Shooting In Georgia

 The 52-year-old Zulu, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi, surrendered on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the Fulton County Jail, according to a statement from the Atlanta Police Department.

He was booked and bonded out the same day after being charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during certain crimes, and simple battery, police said.

Record producer Chaka Zulu looks through material created by his artists to post to YouTube on Sept. 2, 2008, in Atlanta.
Ahmed Obafemi, Ludacris Manager Charged With Murder for Strip Mall Shooting In Georgia
record producer Chaka Zulu looks through material created by his artists to post to YouTube on Sept. 2, 2008, in Atlanta. John Amis / AP, file

In a statement released on Saturday, Zulu’s attorney, Gabe Banks, claimed that his client “lawfully discharged his pistol in self-defense” after being attacked that night by four people at his place of business and “had every right to protect himself.”

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Banks stated that Music Producer Ahmed Obafemi aka Mr. Zulu was continuously stomped, punched, and kicked by the gang while he was on the ground and helpless. “Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four (4) individuals (unfortunately including the decedent) and was compelled to defend himself,” Banks said.

His attorney said Zulu, who is still recovering from being shot in the back, was licensed to carry the weapon and fully cooperated with police.

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