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Koffi Olomide Sent To Jail For 18 Months Over Assaulting A Female Dancer At JKIA

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Koffi Olomide when he was picked up from his home by police in Congo this morning

Koffi Olomide when he was picked up from his home by police in Congo this morning

Embattled Koffi Olomide was arrested on Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to reports the singer was held shortly before being arraigned in court and charged with the assaulting . He was found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail.

This followed uproar from a video captured in Kenya’s main airport JKIA of the maestro raining in one of his Female dancers with kicks.

Olomide denied assaulting one of his dancers identified as Pamela. His lawyer George Wajackoyah
also accused Kenyan police of manhandling the musician during his deportation.

The singer apologised in a Facebook post on Monday, terming the incident a “moment of madness” but not after facing widespread condemnation and outrage since the video of the incident at JKIA was shared on social media.

The latest blow comes barely a day when his scheduled concert in Zambia was cancelled and Kenya government revoked his visa permanently.

Could this be the premature end to an era of the Lingala star. He will be out of freedom for the next year.


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