Driver Who Allegedly Killed Nicki Minaj’s Father Reportedly Denies Wrongdoing

Update 06/15/2021 10:08am:

Previously, tragic news surfaced about Nicki Minaj’s father—Robert Maraj, with her father being struck and killed by a driver in a hit-and-run. The driver in the incident was caught days later, and it was revealed that a 70-year-old man named Charles Polevich was behind the hit. Since then, Nicki’s mother—Carol Maraj, filed a $150 million lawsuit related to the death of her husband in the incident against Polevich. Now, Polevich has reportedly denied all wrongdoing in the tragic incident.

Court documents surfaced noting that Polevich was not accepting any blame for the incident and even went as far as attempting to get the suit dismissed. The documents show that Polevich’s lawyer allegedly accused Robert Maraj of being “reckless, careless and negligent in crossing the street.” Along with that, the lawyer claims Polevich had to make a “sudden and unexpected circumstance, not of his own making,” due to the emergency in front of him.

As of now, Polevich has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. The 70-year-old’s driver’s license has been suspended, and he is barred from leaving New York. Polevich is set to make an appearance in court in August 2021.

source: Radar Online


Update 02/17/2021 12:45pm:

An arrest has been made in connection to the hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj.

Police arrested 70-year-old Charles Polevich after he turned himself in. Authorities believe Polevich struck Maraj with his 1992 white Volvo Series 740 Stationwagon.

According to the complaint, Polevich “then exited his vehicle stood over the victim asked him if ‘he was ok,’ walked and returned to his vehicle and fled the scene.” Polevich is also accused of hiding his car in the detached garage at his residence.

Charles Polevich has been charged with leaving the scene of an incident involving the death of a person and tampering with or suppressing physical evidence, both considered felony crimes. He was forced to surrender his passport and is forbidden from leaving New York. His bail has been set at $250,000.

Source: Daily Voice


Original 02/14/2021 2:22pm:

According to reports, the father of superstar Nicki Minaj–Robert Maraj has died at the age of 64 after being struck in a hit-and-run incident.

Nassau County police noted that Robert Maraj was walking on the road between Raff Avenue and Roslyn Road around 6 PM Friday evening. Tragically, a vehicle that was heading northbound reportedly struck the man, and police noted that the car fled the scene right after.

Robert Maraj was taken to a hospital where he was in critical condition due to his injuries. However, Maraj passed away over the weekend due to his injuries. As of now, witnesses have not been able to identify the car or the suspect who drove the vehicle. The unfortunate passing of Nicki’s father was confirmed by Minaj’s team. Condolences to the family of Nicki Minaj.

source: TMZ

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