Police end hunt for Kiwi rapper Scribe after he makes contact with authorities over court no-show

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The hunt for wanted Kiwi rapper Scribe is over after the musician made contact with a court earlier today.

Malo Ioane Luafutu failed to appear in court to face drugs charges.
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Police confirmed the 41-year old would appear in Porirua District Court tomorrow after he failed to turn up today on drugs and weapons-related charges.

"Malo Luafutu has made contact with the court in regard to his outstanding warrant to arrest. He has been instructed to return to the Porirua District Court tomorrow. Luafutu is no longer wanted by Police."

Scribe, whose real name is Malo Ioane Luafutu, had several warrants out for his arrest for failing to appear in court, police said earlier today.

The rapper has struggled over the years with addiction issues, and today said he is doing something about it.
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Police had asked members of the public not to approach him but get in contact with police.

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In March the 41-year-old revealed on his Instagram page he was going to rehab for three months.

"I will be back a better and stronger me to take this world by storm."

The rapper, who hasn't released an album since 2007, was open in his post about his addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling.

"Addiction is a symptom not a choice for me due to dysfunction and abuse both physically and mentally since I was born.

"I've overcome many trials and tribulations by embracing the truth no matter how humiliating or shameful it may be."

Scribe is best known for his song Not Many which was released back in 2003. 

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