Nicki Minaj family is still coping with the passing of her father earlier this year. While police have tracked down the man responsible and have probable cause, they still have to await the decision of a judge to determine if they will receive any justice. Unfortunately, the man at the center of this tragedy is maintaining his innocence, instead blame Nicki’s father for being reckless when walking into the street.
Robert Maraj was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer. He struggled with addiction throughout Nicki’s life. He famously torched the families house down one night.
Rober Maraj life was taken in a hit and run back in February. According to TMZ: “Nassau County Police in New York say he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue Friday evening around 6 PM ET, when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound. Cops say the driver then fled the scene without a meaningful description from witnesses.”
Police were able to track down and identify a man using surveillance footage of the area. Charles Polevich was seen hitting Robert Maraj on that evening. Although he got out the car to check on Robert, he did not call police or attempt to help. Instead he fled home and attempted to hid the vehicle.
The Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick believes Charles Polevich knew exactly what was going on when he fled the scene. “He was absolutely aware of what happened. He got out of the car, and he looked at the deceased, got into his car, and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911, instead of calling an ambulance for the man.”
In March, Carol Maraj (Nicki’s mother), filed a $150 million dollar lawsuit against Polevich. She accuses him of being negligent, reckless, and careless. Her Lawyer Benjamin Crump also said, “He was not only irresponsible and negligent but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help.”
Polevich sees no wrongdoing in his action and would like the case to be throw out. His lawyer accuses Robert of being “reckless, careless and negligent in crossing the street.”