Koffi Olomide arrested in Kinshasa, DR Congo


Koffi Olomide arrested in Kinshasa, DR Congo
Koffi Olomide Photo/Courtesy

Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been arrested at his home capital of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the BBC.

It is not yet clear why the legendary lingala artiste has been arrested though reports indicate that it could be linked to the alleged assault on one of his female dancers at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport (JKIA) on Friday, July 22nd.

Olomide was deported from Kenya on Saturday, July 23rd after Kenyans and social media users across the world piled pressure on the state to kick him out following what appeared to be an act of violence he exhibited at the airport.

The musician baffled many when he descended on his dancer, identified as Pamela, with kicks after he touched down at the JKIA, Friday morning.

Koffi was irritated by Pamela who allegedly fell out with his lover Cindy Le Couer en route to Kenya.

Cindy, a Congolese female singer with an impressive vocal range, started dating Koffi Olomide, her boss, in 2012.

In an interview on Citizen Television Friday night, Olomide denied he assaulted Pamela. Instead, he said he was defending her and other dancers from an alleged pick pocket.

Koffi Olomide was slated to perform at the Bomas of Kenya on Saturday, July 23rd – but the event, without volition, was called off following the singer’s kick out.

Koffi’s woes continued when Zambia, late last week, cancelled his concerts that were slated for Wednesday, July 27th to Monday, August 1st at the Chester Dean Arena in Lusaka Showgrounds.

 

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