Sunday, 16 September 2012
Davido Denies Being Wanted By Police, Threatens To Sue Punch? Claims Blackmail
This arrest was in connection with an alleged assault on a taxi cab driver, Femi Ajibola by Davido at a Lagos Hotel. Ajibola accused the 'omo baba olowo' singer of confiscating his car. He also alleged that his 100,000 Naira was lost in the car.
Reacting to the story, Davido denied being wanted by the police. When asked by a fan if it was true the police are looking for him, he replied, "No, I'm not, lies. The only thing wey dey find me nah money. I'm about to sue these niggas (media)!! Lool. Stop putting lies in the papers. Una neva tire?"
Davido later released a statement via his twitter handle iam_davido. An unedited statement is reproduced below.
"I want to assure all my beloved fans and friends that, I am not wanted by the police and no officer in the Nigerian police gave an order for my arrest.
"I went to the police some weeks ago to give a statement and cleared my name. I did not beat up any taxi driver and the lady that hired the taxi driver and all those that are involved in this matter have made statements to the police and none of them mentioned my name except the taxi driver who claims that a large sum of money was missing in his taxi, in fact the lady in question stated that she was not beaten by anyone and that nobody assaulted the taxi driver.
"This is a case of blackmail, and I have resolved not to succumb to any blackmail for money. And to all those that are involved in this conspiracy to bring me down, I want to remind you that God Almighty himself got me to where I am today in my music career and you will not succeed in your devilish efforts to bring me down.
Adedeji David Adeleke, aka DAVIDO"