Police confirm that the 2 Nigerians were at the scene of the alleged attack, and after taking statements they were released.
This means that Smollett lied about being attacked and used the Nigerians as fake perps.
It’s not clear if the Nigerians were in on the hoax or were just patsies. It’s possible they were in on it and police have given them immunity for their story.
What’s inevitable, however, is Smollett’s arrest- that’s if the police keep their word. They said Smollett would be prosecuted if he filed a false report.