Koffi Olomide was arrested outside Royal Media Services Ltd premises on Friday night.
Congolese singer Koffi Olomide was arrested outside Royal Media Services Ltd premises on Friday night for apparently assaulting one of his dancers when he landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Friday morning. In a video shown on social networks people could clearly KOFFI OLOMIDE kicking one his dancers.
He was driven off in his Porsche Cayenne with police escort; his dancers on tow with police escort as well.
Authorities from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport criminal investigation wing followed the musician to Communication Centre, where he was appearing for an interview on Citizen TV’s Citizen Weekend Show in a bid to share his side of the story.
The story had elicited an outrage on social media with sections of the public and leaders calling for his deportation and cancellation of his Saturday, July 23rd concert. In the interview, Olomide defended himself against the accusations claiming he was not assaulting but protecting his dancer called Pamela from an alleged pick pocket.
Pamela, speaking in French, corroborated Olomide’s account, denying she was dishonoured. She went further to kiss Olomide’s cheek; perhaps to show that there were no bad relationships between them.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered police to take immediate action against the Congolese musician and that investigations be concluded fast.
It is not clear yet whether Olomide’s much anticipated performance at the Bomas of Kenya will take off as scheduled.
previously Congolese singer Koffi Olomide was sentenced on August 16th 2012 in Kinshasa, three-month suspended sentence for “intentional assault” against his producer because of a sum of money between 3000 and 4000 euros.
The same year, Koffi Olomide did not set foot in France and in any other country of the Schengen area to escape the French justice.
He was charged with rape on minor (some of his dancers), forcible confinement, strip barbarous acts and organized human trafficking by the court of Nanterre.
In February he decided to go to Paris. Since its descent to have in Roissy, Koffi Olomide was arrested by the border police and handed over to the judicial police.
MAMADOU DIAN DONGHOL DIALLO