July 26, 2016

Update | Kofi Olomide charged to court & sentenced to 1 Year in Jail for Assaulting a woman

Popular Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been arrested in the capital, Kinshasa. Reports say he was arrested at his home following his assault on a lady at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya over the weekend; an incident that led to his deportation from the country.

The show at Zambia’s Agricultural and Commercial Society, where he was scheduled to perform at the 90th edition, was cancelled as a result of his action.

According to BBC, he was charged with assault and battery. There are reports that the singer has been sentenced to a one year jail term for the offence.

A Congolese MP, Zacharie Bababaswe, had filed a complaint against which led to an arrest warrant from the country’s prosecutor against Olomide.

Also, Kenyans on Twitter called for his immediate arrest and deportation after the assault.

Recall that same Olomide was given a 3-month suspended jail term for assaulting a producer in 2012.