Bobby Shmurda to stay in jail after $2 million bail package is withdrawn

Rapper has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder

Bobby Shmurda is to remain in jail after his $2 million (£1.3 million) bail package was withdrawn.

The rapper appeared at Manhattan Supreme Court last Thursday (January 29) to plead not guilty to a number of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. Although bail appeared to have been set on the day, according to New York Times‘ reports, that option is no longer on the table.

“It’s our understanding that the suretor has withdrawn and that no hearing is currently scheduled,” said Kati Cornell, a spokesperson in the office of the special narcotics prosecutor for New York City.

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Shmurda – real name Ackquille Pollard – was arrested last month. 12 other members of his GS9 crew are also facing an array of charges, including murder, attempted murder and assault, as well as various drug and gun-related offenses. All have pleaded not guilty on all counts.

The group are scheduled to appear again in court on April 22. If found guilty, 20-year-old Shmurda – who found fame last year with the release of the song ‘Hot Nigga’ – is facing up to 25 years in jail.

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