Police probe alleged threat against Tiwa Savage

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Lagos State Police Commissioner, Adegoke Fayoade, yesterday, directed investigation into a petition by Nigerian singer, Tiwatope Omolara Savage, alleging threat to life and grievous bodily harm by Afrobeats musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

In the petition, addressed to the commissioner, the songstress said Davido threatened to “deal with” her. She also alleged that Davido made a direct threat to her rights to life, privacy, and dignity.


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She said: “On December 23, I made a post which included myself and Sophia Momodu on my Instagram Story, a feature on Instagram which allows you to put up a post for 24 hours. David Adeleke sent messages to my manager who’s also part of his management team that I shouldn’t worry and should never say a word to him, and that I was taunting him, uttering very disrespectful, malicious and derogatory words to my person.

“I responded to his message and told him not to reach out to me, especially as I feel like I have been there for him and his daughter, Imade, and more importantly when he lost his son.

“The events of that day have also led to a barrage of calls and messages from our mutual connections, asking me what I did to Davido that he’s upset, that I chose to maintain a relationship with Imade’s mother, Sophia Momodu, who he’s having issues with, and also painting the exchange to look like I was the aggressor.

“He has also told our mutual connections to warn me to ‘be careful in Lagos because he was going to f**k me up’.

“This is beginning to feel like some form of online and offline harassment, not just to me but also members of my team.

“The actions of David Adeleke are unethical and can be viewed as a direct threat to my rights to life, privacy and dignity of my person as guaranteed in Chapter 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), and are also in contravention of Section 24(2)(a) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015.”

When contacted, spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said: “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, has directed immediate investigation into the matter and we will resolve it.”

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